Democrats challenge Trump's state of emergency move over wall

Democrats hit back at US president's state of emergency declaration over the building of border wall with Mexico.

by

    Democrats on Tuesday are seeking to overturn US President Donald Trump's declaration of a state of emergency to access funding for a wall he wants to build on the southern border with Mexico.

    The vote is likely to pass, but Trump has vowed to veto it should that happen.

     

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Washington, DC.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    FGM: The last cutting season

    FGM: The last cutting season

    Maasai women are spearheading an alternative rite of passage that excludes female genital mutilation.

    'No girl is safe': The mothers ironing their daughters' breasts

    Victims of breast ironing: It felt like 'fire'

    Cameroonian girls are enduring a painful daily procedure with long lasting physical and psychological consequences.

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.