Trump's demand for a wall has left him backed into a corner

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

"It is time for President Trump to use emergency powers to fund the construction of a border wall/barrier", he continued. Declaring a national emergency, the president explained, frees up a "tremendous" amount of funds.

President Donald Trump said he could use emergency powers to bypass Congress to pay for a wall along the US-Mexico border.

Opposition Democrats are refusing to approve $5.7 billion in wall funding, saying that overwhelming numbers of illegal immigrants do not commit serious crimes and that Trump is mainly promoting the project to satisfy his right-wing base.

Representative Nydia Velázquez, a New York Democrat, told NBC News: "It would be beyond appalling for the president to take money from places like Puerto Rico that have suffered enormous catastrophes, costing thousands of American citizens lives, in order to pay for Donald Trump's foolish, offensive and hateful wall".

Once the House passes its own bill, President Trump will sign it, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in calling the measure to a voice vote.

On Thursday, at his press conference in Texas, Trump claimed undocumented immigrants and illegal drugs were streaming across the border.

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"If this doesn't work out, I probably will do it, I would nearly say definitely", Mr. Trump told reporters, adding later, "If we don't make a deal, I would say 100 percent but I don't want to say 100 percent".

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., emerged from the West Wing and accused Trump of slamming the table around which he and leaders were sitting before, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., put it, "stomping out". Using the Internet archiving tool Wayback Machine, CBS News obtained the now-deleted memo the Trump campaign posted in April 2015 describing how the US would compel Mexico to make a "one-time payment" of $5 or $10 billion for the wall. There, the president will participate in a roundtable on immigration and border security and receive a security briefing on the border. President Trump insisted on Twitter.

Schumer has seized on that declaration by Trump even as the President has sought more recently to shift blame to Democrats.

In Washington, federal workers denounced Trump at a rally with congressional Democrats, demanding he reopen the government so they can get back to work.

The partial shutdown would set a record early Saturday, stretching beyond the 21-day closure that ended Jan 6, 1996, during President Bill Clinton's administration.

The president again suggested criminals and terrorists are flowing freely across the border, ignoring that the rate of illegal immigration has fallen dramatically over the past decade, that the undocumented population in the U.S. hit a 12-year low last year and studies have shown that illegal immigration does not increase violent crime.

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