Some Republicans caution that allowing an emergency declaration would set a precedent for future Democratic presidents to do the same for other issues. “That is not a tool that the president needs in order to solve this problem,” said Rep. Will Hurd (R-Tex.), whose district includes more than 800 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The president and his political team plan to make his quest for a border wall a focus of his reelection effort. Though he has yet to build an inch of the concrete or steel wall he promised, he and and his campaign have begun relying on a rhetorical sleight of hand: speaking the wall into existence.
Cucuta, population 750,000, has for years been overwhelmed by the massive migration over its border. Now there is concern about a massive protest and a benefit concert scheduled for next weekend.
The Berry-4 strawberry harvesting robot is seen during a demonstration at G&D Farms in Duette, Fla. (Zack Wittman for The Post)
The Berry-4 strawberry harvesting robot is seen during a demonstration at G&D Farms in Duette, Fla. (Zack Wittman for The Post)
Designing robotic claws with a gentle touch is among the biggest technical obstacles to automating farms. (Zack Wittman for The Post)
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Fruit pickers work in rows of strawberry plants at G&D Farms in Duette, Fla. (Zack Wittman for The Post)
Fruit pickers work in rows of strawberry plants at G&D Farms in Duette, Fla. (Zack Wittman for The Post)
Antonio Vengas, 48, is one of about 600 employees at G&D Farms. (Zack Wittman for The Post)
Antonio Vengas, 48, is one of about 600 employees at G&D Farms. (Zack Wittman for The Post)
Robotic arms pick through strawberry plants at G&D Farms. (Zack Wittman for The Post)
Robotic arms pick through strawberry plants at G&D Farms. (Zack Wittman for The Post)
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Even if Democrats beat President Trump when he vies for reelection next year, U.S. allies worry that the damage already done to transatlantic relations is irreparable.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) called former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe’s claim “beyond stunning.”
On ABC News’s “This Week,” the former Massachusetts governor also criticized the president for declaring a national emergency on the border with Mexico. “It’s just no way to run a railroad,” he said.
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