I'm ready to veto ending National Emergency Declaration at US border, says Trump

# 14 March 2019 15:10 (UTC +04:00)

On 15 February, US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on the US border with Mexico after Congress refused to allocate the $5.7 billion he requested for border security, ONA reports.

Donald Trump wrote in a tweet that he would veto legislation that would end his national emergency declaration at the US border, if the bill passes the US Senate.

In February, the US House of Representatives voted 245 to 182 to revoke US President Donald Trump's emergency declaration.

Earlier, Trump claimed that by declaring a national emergency, he can appropriate funds for the wall's construction.

The national emergency declaration could free up $8 billion in federal funding to build a wall on the southern border. The Trump administration aims to divert military funding to install 234 miles' worth of steel barriers along the country's 1,950-mile border with Mexico.