Trump Warns He May Declare National Emergency to Secure Border Wall Funding

Parts of the border already have a wall such as here dividing Tijuana and San Diego County

Most recently, Sanders claimed on Sunday in an interview on the usually Trump-friendly Fox News channel that "nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists come into our country illegally".

An impasse with lawmakers over Trump's demand for billions of dollars to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico has shut 25 percent of the government since December 22.

President Trump will visit the southern border Thursday, as the battle over funding for his border wall and the partial government shutdown continue.

He has insisted that the wall is essential to addressing illegal immigration and drug trafficking, while Democrats have slapped the proposal as an "inefficient, unnecessary and costly" solution to strengthening border security.

The only change made after this weekend's border security talks were that Trump has backed off plans for a concrete wall and is now talking about erecting steel barriers at the border. The National Emergencies Act requires the president to notify Congress when an emergency is declared and to list the powers that are being invoked.

Trump told reporters on Sunday morning that he was considering declaring a national emergency, and he said he planned to call the head of US Steel and other steel manufacturers to ask them to design a steel barrier for the southern border.

"It's been done a number of times, but primarily it's been done to build facilities in Afghanistan and Iraq, and in this case, I think the president would be wide open to a court challenge, saying 'where's the emergency?'" said Smith.

The White House warned again that the shutdown could last for some time while suggesting that the offer of a steel barrier was an olive branch to Democrats.

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He added: "It is about momentum and we need to keep building that momentum whoever we play against". "I am happy. I know it is hard for the club to add the quality to improve us, that is why I don't expect too much".

Heading to Camp David for staff meetings, Trump showed no signs of budging on his demand for US$5.6 billion for a wall along the US-Mexico border.

President Donald Trump says he doesn't expect anything to come out of a second day of negotiations between top administration officials and senior congressional staff trying to end the partial government shutdown now in its third week. Democrats have opposed funding a wall they have called "immoral" and impractical ― but the wall's material has not been their sticking point. The proposed wall is reportedly going to be made from steel, which Trump told reporters would be "less obtrusive" and "stronger".

A border patrol office inside his vehicle guards the border fence at the USA side of San Diego, California, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico, Jan. 2, 2019. The bills are the same as those passed by the House shortly after Democrats regained control last week, except the new bills will assure roughly 800,000 federal workers forgoing a paycheck will receive back pay.

The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 5 p.m. "They always do. People understand what's going on".

"According to U.S. outlet Politico, he said "[Democrats] don't like concrete, so we'll give them steel.

Partial shutdowns occur when Congress can not agree a budget by a certain deadline or the president refuses to sign it. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the majority leader, has held fast to his pledge that he would not put any legislation on the floor that the president would not approve.

On Sunday, Trump appeared confident he would get his way in a Tweet.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has flatly rejected providing any funding for a border wall to resolve the stalemate. However, in a statement posted on Twitter earlier on Monday, the president said he would prefer reaching a funding deal with Congress.

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