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Trump won't declare national emergency over border 'right now'

2019-01-12 09:52:04       source:The Aljazeera

January 12, 2019

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that for now, he would not declare a national emergency as a way of securing funds for a border wall and ending a partial government shutdown, adding that he would rather see the US Congress act.

"We want Congress to do its job," Trump said during a White House event on border security. 

"What we're not looking to do right now is national emergency," the Republican president said.

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