Trump declared the emergency to circumvent Congress
The administration softened its tone on the issue on Tuesday, saying Mexico was taking greater responsibility for dealing with the immigration flows.
United States (US) customs and Border Protection officials apprehended a nine years old girl and her 14-year-old brother, despite being US citizens, for more than 30 hours over crossing the US-Mexico border.
Donald Trump signed the first veto of his presidency Friday, overriding congressional opposition to secure emergency funds to build more walls on the US-Mexico border
Trump's response was swift and unequivocal: "VETO!" he tweeted after a dozen Republicans joined Democrats in voting down the emergency
Democrats deny there is an emergency at the border, saying border crossings are at a four-decade low
Democrats, who oppose the wall as unnecessary and immoral, control the US House of Representatives, making it unlikely for the president’s request to win
The legislation is expected to clear the Democrat-held House of Representatives, then head to the Senate where it is guaranteed a vote under the rules.