Tue Feb 12, 2019 AT 12:33 PM EST
President Donald Trump on Monday said he would build his long-desired wall along the southern border regardless of whether Congress approves funding for it.
“Just so you know, we’re building the wall anyway,” Trump said at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, which sits directly across the Rio Grande from Mexico.
Trump spoke shortly after lawmakers said they had reached a funding deal in principle to avoid another government shutdown set to begin on Saturday. The deal includes some money for barriers along the border.
The president said he would not sign an agreement that cuts the number of detention beds used to house immigrants caught living illegally in the U.S. Read Full Story at The Hill