Congressman Chris Collins is supporting President Trump's decision to declare a national emergency to build a wall at the southern border.

Congressman Chris Collins is supporting President Trump's decision to declare a national emergency to build a wall at the southern border.

Collins spoke with our news partner, News10NBC's affiliate in Buffalo, WGRZ. He says the president is well within his power to shift funding towards the border wall.

President Trump declared a national emergency to secure up to $8 billion dollars in funding for the wall.

Democrats are calling the move unlawful, but Collins says presidents have used the power for decades.

"It's not a new precedent. I mean, 60 plus emergency declarations... movements of monies is always something the president can do within a department, said Collins. "This really isn't anything new, but the Democrats are gonna certainly bring this up."

Collins expects a lower court to rule against President Trump, but thinks the Supreme Court will ultimately back him up.