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Doug Jones on border security: ‘I don’t think it rises to the level of a national emergency’ (VIDEO)

Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) says there is no emergency at the nation’s southern border, speaking out against President Donald Trump’s border security declaration in an interview with WVTM 13 Monday.

Jones called Trump’s national emergency declaration “a slippery slope.”

“I don’t think it’s good policy,” he advised, saying he opposes the declaration.

While Jones, like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is worried about the “humanitarian crisis” brought on by illegal immigrants and asylum seekers coming to the United States-Mexico border, the junior senator from Alabama added, “I don’t think it rises to the level of a national emergency.”


The attorney general of California on Monday announced that at least 13 states will be filing a legal challenge to the president’s declaration.

Read more about national emergency declarations here.

Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn

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