After the emergency declaration, the legal struggle will hinge on whether there actually is an emergency. And that emergency won't be assessed based on what's going on at the border, based on illegal alien murders of Americans or MS-13's growth, but based on the thinking in Washington D.C. Courts will argue over whether President Trump followed procedure, what his statements, what votes in the House and the Senate prove, what claims made by think tanks mean, rather than based on what's actually going on at the border.
The state of the border is usually held to be irrelevant by the open borders establishment. And that establishment will argue that there was no real need to declare an emergency.
And they're right.
Any responsible political system would not have needed an emergency to secure an open border through which drug traffickers and a mass horde of illegal aliens pours through every single day.
Sadly we don't have one of those. We have the one we're stuck with. And that's the one where nobody until President Trump even expressed a need to do anything about the problem that doesn't involve input from 300 stakeholders, most of them special interests that want open borders.
Congress not only failed to do something as simple as take meaningful action to secure the border, but every time it tried to tackle the issue, including this latest time, it produced massive open border sellouts.
The real emergency isn't just on the borer, it's in D.C.