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Trump will "probably" declare national emergency absent a deal in Congress

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Patty Aguilar | 11 January, 2019, 15:46

"I hope it works", he added.

In McAllen, Texas, Mr. Trump visited a border patrol station where he was briefed by agents on the situation at the border.

President Donald Trump is winning the battle against Democrats over his border wall demand that has caused a budget standoff and closed down the federal government since before Christmas, MSNBC's Donny Deutsch said.

"If today, the national emergency is border security. tomorrow the national emergency might be climate change", Rubio said.

In an address to the nation from the Oval Office on Tuesday, Trump reversed many previous statements and said he was proposing a "steel barrier" instead of a concrete wall.

There has been serious debate internally about the legal ramifications of President Trump declaring a national emergency so he can build his border wall without congressional approval.

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"When I say Mexico's going to pay for the wall that's what i said, Mexico's going to pay". In a two-page memo posted on its website , the Trump campaign outlined how he and his administration would compel Mexico to pay for the wall: rewrite financial laws so that "no alien may wire money outside of the United States unless the alien first provides a document establishing his lawful presence in the United States", preventing Mexico from collecting approximately $24 billion in remittances, or ask Mexico to make a one-time payment of $5-10 billion for the wall.

"Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans have a responsibility, not simply to wait for the President, but to intervene", Schumer said in remarks on the Senate floor. They weren't going to write a check.

There have been signs in the past week that cracks are emerging among Senate Republicans with several GOP senators saying that they would support ending the partial shutdown even without a border wall deal. "And if Congress approves this incredible trade bill that we made with Mexico and Canada by the way but with Mexico in this case, they're paying for the wall many many times over". Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Richard Shelby, the chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Rob Portman of OH and Susan Collins of Maine.

"I have never been more depressed about moving forward than I am right now".

"I would like to do a much broader form of immigration", he said in Texas. "I just don't see a pathway forward", Sen.

"Again, we saw a temper tantrum because he couldn't get his way", Schumer said.

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