The Democratic-controlled House strikes down the president's emergency declaration by a comfortable margin of 245-182, sending the measure to the Republican-held Senate.
Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro vows to introduce a resolution to terminate the president's move, backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The US House of Representatives agrees to a bipartisan border security bill but not the US$5.7 billion President Donald Trump is seeking.
The Trump administration has suggested the use of national emergency powers to redirect money already committed by Congress for other purposes toward paying for the wall.
Trump says in a tweet that if Democrats didn’t give him all the wall money he’s demanded, he may use executive action to build it.
A congressional committee is trying to reach an agreement on border security after the record 35-day government closing ended Jan 25.
President Trump attacks top Democrat Nancy Pelosi, who rejected his offer of a deal on immigration in return for border wall funding as a "non-starter".
Trump flew to the Texas border with Mexico to try to bolster his case for the border wall as a partial US government shutdown tied to the issue stretched into its 20th day with no sign of new talks to resolve the impasse.
Exasperated Democrats called Trump's behaviour a "temper tantrum" and said the meeting broke down when they refused to commit to funding his proposed southern border wall.
The figures for the past three months have been the highest since a short-lived surge in 2014.
Trump’s refusal to reopen the government unless Democratic lawmakers agree to fund a US-Mexico border wall has put a critical component of the pro-business agenda on hold.
The impasse has left 800,000 federal employees without pay.
The US president will lay out the 'real humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border'.
Invoking emergency powers will potentially be an alternative, allowing the US president to get around Congress's control of the budget.
The US president again warns he may invoke emergency powers to get a wall built without congressional approval.
Describing the situation as a "national emergency," the president says he is also looking into ways to build the wall without congressional approval.
The Democrats are refusing to provide billions for the president's border wall project.
Although there is a huge cross-border drug trade and immigrants often enter illegally, many do have genuine claims for asylum.
The subversive artist confirmed on Instagram that the "Season's Greetings" mural on a breeze block garage wall was genuine.
The absence of an elusive deal means federal funds for dozens of agencies will lapse at midnight.
The US Supreme Court rejected 3 conservation groups' claims that the administration had pursued border wall projects without complying with applicable environmental laws.
The new section will replace existing fencing along the boundary between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
It is the investors' prerogative to build the wall around MCKIP, but this does not mean they can do whatever they like behind it.
Israel has spent years building barriers to keep out Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip as well as African migrants crossing from Egypt.
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