US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to declare a national emergency to build of a wall along the US-Mexico border.
Trump has been categorial to build a massive wall along the border to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the US and curb drug smuggling.
He has asserted that the wall is essential for national security. This move will help Trump get $5.6 billion for the construction of the wall.
The Senate passed a massive $333 billion budget and border security deal on 14 February after Trump committed to signing the legislation.
The legislation is expected to pass the House as well, to avert a government shutdown that is slated to start Saturday.