A Donald Trump presidency concerned many in Mexico who gathered to follow the US presidential elections. During the campaign, Trump pledged to restrict immigration to the US to build a wall along the southern border and force Mexico to pay for it.
The White House has said President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency on the Mexican border to get funds to build a wall there. DW takes a look at why Trump made the move and whether it can succeed.
In a play to his base, President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to fund his promised border wall after Congress declined to provide money for the barrier. It's a trick and a wake-up call for lawmakers.
The US president described the situation at the Mexico border as a national security crisis that requires a wall, saying "it's a great thing to do because we have an invasion." Legal challenges have already been filed.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Senator Mitch McConnell have said President Trump will declare a national emergency at the border with Mexico. He will also support a funding bill to avert another shutdown.
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