Cynicism and opposition are growing in the US to President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to try to get his wall built on the border with Mexico.
The measure, which avoids another government shutdown, includes only $1.375 billion for border barriers or fencing, far less than the $5.7 billion that US President Trump has demanded for his long-sought border wall.
In pursuit of more barriers on the frontier with Mexico, President Donald Trump consults lawyers on using emergency powers to take unilateral action to construct the wall over objections of Congress.
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