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Trump wants to use the emergency order to divert billions of federal dollars earmarked for defence spending towards the southern border wall

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As president, the protection of the nation is my highest duty.

He blasted the "dangerous" and "reckless" resolution passed by Congress that, "if signed into law, would put countless Americans into danger, very grave danger".

President Donald Trump returns to the Oval Office after speaking in the Rose Garden at the White House, on February 15. But for those who broke from party ranks to vote for the termination resolution, the president said they were "doing what they have to do", adding that he did not pressure them for their vote.

"People hate the word invasion, but that's what it is".

Trump's national emergency declaration almost a month ago is paired with a number of executive actions created to make approximately $8 billion of funding available to begin construction on a wall along the southern border.

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It is being challenged in court as an unconstitutional usurpation of Congress' power of the purse.

It is unlikely that Congress will have the two-thirds majority required to override Trump's veto.

She also says the president "is incredibly disappointed" with Republicans who voted against him.

Congressional critics do not appear to have the votes to override Trump's veto.

Trump was flanked by border officials and people whose relatives were killed by someone who was in the United States illegally.

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As the USA and the European Union struggle to iron out their differences on trade, Trump said, "they are willing to talk to us and if they don't talk to us, we're going to do something that's going to be pretty severe economically". Democrats deny there is an emergency at the border, saying border crossings are at a four-decade low.

"I'd like to thank all of the Great Republican Senators who bravely voted for Strong Border Security and the WALL". "Watch, when you get back to your State, they will LOVE you more than ever before!" he said.

Trump made a border wall a central promise of his 2016 campaign for the White House. He initially insisted that Mexico would pay for the wall but it has declined to do so.

Trump initiated the showdown months ago when he all but dared Congress not to give him the $5.7 billion he was demanding to build the U.S. -Mexico wall, by threatening a federal government shutdown.

"The President acted well within his discretion in declaring a national emergency concerning the southern border", wrote Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, setting out the legal basis for the proclamation under the National Emergencies Act and additional statutory authorities, which largely tracks an internal memo issued by the Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice Department.

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Abbas denounced the "dangerous Israeli escalation" and warned of "serious repercussions". Scuffles broke out at the complex between Israeli police and Palestinians.

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