The basic idea of the law is simple: the national security of The United States is directly threatened, quick to Act. In the multi-lane highway of Checks and Balances to be classified, there’s no time. The US President must respond. And it can also, at a record pace – he proclaims a National emergency.

you can enable Which emergency regulations by a US President to extend his powers significantly, read here.

Now, the Definition of what is a National emergency, however, in the eye of the beholder. So the US President. The framework law of 1976, the “National Emergencies Act”, which imposed on him no conditions for the state of emergency Declaration. He must justify the step, only concrete. Because Donald Trump just seems to work.

US-Etatsperre The “Shutdown”

The United States can currently adopt a new budget law. This has led to the so-called “Shutdown” of the government – approximately 800,000 Federal staff are, therefore, forced leave or to unpaid work. The reason for the budget blockade: the US President, Trump is in the paper on a total of 5.7 billion dollars for a border wall with Mexico. The Democrats, without whose votes can be passed, no new budget law, to refuse him, so far, categorically, any funding of the border walls.

The broadcaster CNN reported, the White house is preparing a proposal for such a state of emergency Declaration. For some time, it is known that for the 45. The President of the United States at the U.S.-Mexico border a “humanitarian crisis” – he wants a border wall to build, to solve the alleged crisis. The Opposition blocked the project, iron, of all places, the Central election promise Trumps. The bitter dispute over the wall billion has been now the longest Government shutdown the U.S. history (see box).

Whether or not Trump actually makes the drastic step, the Blockade of the Democrats (handle financially) remains to be seen. At least one thing is for sure: The proclamation of a state of emergency is not a rarity.

A country in a state of emergency – the Overview

since the adoption of the law in 1976, this happened almost 60 Times for different reasons. Currently 31 of these emergency regulations in the United States are active because they extended, expanded, or have not been taken. Some examples:

14. February 1979: , one of The oldest existing state of Emergency regulations. Proclaimed by U.S. President Jimmy Carter as a response to a hostage-taking of 52 American diplomats in Iran. On this, at least eleven other declarations are based in terms of foreign policy relations with Iran. The last Carter’s state of emergency regime in 2016, has been renewed. the 1. March 1996: President Clinton is calling out the – still valid – state of emergency “in relation to the regulations for anchorage and movement of vessels with respect to Cuba,” after two civilian small aircraft had been shot down close to the Caribbean island. to 14. 23. September 2001: , President George W. Bush declared after the attacks of September 11. In September 2001, two Times a state of emergency. To give the armed forces more money and wiretaps, as well as brutal interrogation methods. of 25. July, 2011: President Barack Obama in international criminal gangs – such as Yakuza (Japan), Camorra (Italy) – a growing threat to the United States, and calls a state of emergency to possessions of the groups freeze in the United States. to 16. March 2014: After the annexation of the Crimea (Ukraine) by Russia, President Obama sees the Inner and foreign policy of the United States. In connection with sanctions against Russia, Obama declares state of emergency to assets and ownership of some of the people who “contribute to the Situation in Ukraine,” to freeze in the United States. to 12. September 2018: It is suspected that Russia is up to in the presidential election of 2016, interfered. To a possible election campaign intervention to prevent – in this case for the Midterms – from calls for President Donald Trump the National emergency. In it, he instructs, among other things, the news service, all to evaluate information on the election and a possible campaign intervention.

A listing of all active National emergencies in the United States has taken the US channel ABC News.

sources: CNN, ABC News, the U. S. Department of the Treasury, White House, Obama, Archives, White House Executive Orders

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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