Trump to sign border security bill and declare emergency over wall

  15 February 2019    Read: 1855
Trump to sign border security bill and declare emergency over wall

President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to fund his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House says, BBC reports..

He is to sign a border security bill to avert a government shutdown - but also act to bypass Congress and use military funds for the wall, a statement said.

Senior Democrats have responded by accusing him of committing a "gross abuse of power" and a "lawless act".


Congress must first pass the bill before it is signed by the president.

Building the wall was a key election promise but Mr Trump has so far been unable to get the necessary funding.


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