Sixteen US states sued President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the Constitution.
President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency Friday to build a border wall immediately drew legal challenges that could easily escalate into a landmark test of the balance of power between the White House and Congress.
US President Donald Trump again threatened to declare a national emergency along the border with Mexico as he sought funding for a wall he says will keep out dangerous immigrants – his latest jab in a fight with Democrats in Congress that has now shut down parts of the government for a record-tying 21 days.
A defiant President Donald Trump said he was prepared to keep the US government shut down for as long as it takes – months or even years – to force Congress to provide billions of dollars for a border wall with Mexico.
President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the US-Mexico border, threatening to have the military build it “if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country.”
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be willing to shut down the US government if Congress does not provide enough funding for border security, reversing a stance he took a day earlier.
With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the US-Mexico border, even if that pressure risks a possible government shutdown.
Democratic senators in Congress have warned Republicans they will block any attempts to include President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall and other far-right agenda items in the new spending bill, raising the risks of a new government shutdown early in the new administration.