How to watch Trump’s immigration, border wall address tonight

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ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox broadcasting, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and MSNBC all said they would air the rebuttal.

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said President Trump got the "impression" that his predecessors wanted to build a wall after Trump said previous presidents told him they should have erected a border barrier.

In a commencement address at Rutgers University in May 2016, Obama blasted the idea and said a wall was antithetical to America's history of attracting and growing from "strivers". Television networks airing Trump's remarks have committed to sharing the response.

The controversial move would nearly immediately invite legal challenges, but Trump's ability to carry out emergency actions is constitutionally protected under the National Emergencies Act of 1976.

Serparate reporting from the Wall Street Journal suggests that Trump isn't going to declare a national emergency Tuesday night, a proposal he has floated as a reckless power grab to obtain funds for uild a border wall. They also hope to win a critical political victory in the showdown over Trump's demand to build a wall on the USA border with Mexico.

The White House counsel's office continues to deliberate on the legality of the step, but multiple people familiar with the matter said Trump was not expected to announce a national emergency in his speech on Tuesday.

"We believe we can solve this through the legislative process", he told CBS, urging Democrats to negotiate. He's repeatedly contended there is a security crisis there and says the wall is needed to prevent nefarious people from coming into the USA illegally.

ASSOCIATED PRESS The Thurmond Train Depot in Fayette County, West Virginia, remained shut down for National Park Service tours on Wednesday due to the government shutdown.

With a $5.7 billion price tag, his proposed southern border wall has divided Congress and sent the nation into its 18th day of a government shutdown - stranding some 800,000 federal employees without pay.

Turley said that the funding issue could produce "stronger claims" if someone were to challenge Trump's emergency declaration in court. That's false. His top aides have added another misleading statement in recent days, saying thousands of terrorist suspects have been detained at the southern border.

The Democratic leaders called for Trump and Republicans to help re-open the government before a debate on funding Trump's wall - not after.

The administration is also at least talking about declaring a national emergency to allow Trump to move forward on the wall without Congress approving the $5.6 billion he wants.

There is precedent for broadcast networks declining to air a presidential speech. "Until the American people are convinced we will stop future flows of illegal immigration, we will make no progress".

Trump could opt to use his Oval Office talk to target Democratic senators who are gearing up for potentially tough re-election fights in 2020, such as Alabama's Doug Jones, New Hampshire's Jeanne Shaheen and Minnesota's Tina Smith.

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