House Democrats say they will pass a resolution disapproving the declaration, while the White House over the weekend indicated that Trump will veto any congressional efforts to block his plan. "It's really simple. We have a problem", he said.
"Probably the best evidence is the president's own words", he said, referring to Trump's speech on February 15 announcing his plan: "I didn't need to do this, but I'd rather do it much faster". But he's lately been suggesting that some sort of legal action should be taken against NBC.
"As Attorney General of a border state, I am appalled that President Trump would bypass the rule of law, manufacture an 'emergency, ' and weaken our national defense and readiness for a potential terrorist attack or catastrophic natural disaster", Balderas said in a statement. That demand led to the longest government shutdown of its kind late a year ago and into 2019.
Racing against the clock, Democratic and Republican negotiators came to an agreement last week to keep the government open.
Trump will take $3.6 billion from military construction funds using the national emergency and another $2.5 billion from the Department of Defense's drug interdiction program through executive order, according to the White House's official announcement.
Speaking to protesters, Pressley said Trump's impeachment is still on the table and the real national emergency is the humanitarian crisis underway at the border. Trump declared a national emergency Friday in a move to secure money for his promised border wall.
Theresa May suffers another humiliating Commons defeat
Theresa May has herself changed tact to warn of the threat to the union if the United Kingdom were to leave the EU without a deal. However the Commons also voted for a non-binding cross-party amendment rejecting a no-deal break with the EU.
Monday's protest was one of more than 250 across the country organized by activist groups Indivisible, Win Without War and MoveOn.org. "How many people are sick and exhausted of being sick and exhausted?" the crowd was asked as they cheered in response. But on the wall, they skimped.
The lawsuit was filed on Monday in the USA district court for the northern district of California after Trump invoked emergency powers on Friday when Congress declined his request for $5.7bn to help create his signature policy promise.
In December, Trump said that SNL and "unfair news coverage" should be "tested in courts".
California attorney general Xavier Becerra claimed that the president is aware that his own declaration is not legally on solid ground. In an interview, he said the suit was "definitely and imminently" coming. The states that have now joined the suit are New York, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Virginia and MI.