His re-election campaign also sought to raise money on the issue, sending a message to supporters in Trump's name that read, "I look forward to VETOING the Dem inspired OPEN BORDERS & Pro-Crime resolution!".
Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by people in the country illegally, Trump said, "Our immigration system is stretched beyond the breaking point" and called the congressional action "dangerous" and "reckless".
When a deal to prevent another shutdown did not give him the funding he requested, Trump declared a national emergency, redirecting funds that were allocated for other projects to build the barrier instead.
Senate Republicans have shown support for amending the National Emergencies Act in an attempt to curtail the power of future emergency declarations.
Lawmakers, including 12 Republicans, had passed the rejection resolution on Thursday in a surprising rebuke of Mr Trump's signature issue.
Mr Trump repeated his claims that illegal immigrants from the southern border were mostly criminals, bringing drugs into the country. "That shift has placed a substantial strain on border-security resources".
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She could also fine him several million dollars more than he has already forfeited to the U.S. government as part of his plea. Manafort, 69, had not showed any remorse at his sentencing in his other case last Thursday. "At each juncture, though, Mr.
The president has maintained that the situation with migrants at the southern border is a national security and humanitarian crisis, while Democrats have accused him of fear-mongering. It still faces several legal challenges in federal court.
As president, Trump has the constitutional authority under Article I, Section 7 to reject a proposal from Congress.
Following the veto, the resolution will return to the House.
Senator Thom Tillis, another senator up for re-election in a politically divided state, had announced last month that he would vote for the disapproval resolution.
They included Sens. Marco Rubio, Rob Portman, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Pat Toomey, Roy Blunt, Lamar Alexander, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, Jerry Moran, Mike Lee, and Roger Wicker.
President Trump will deliver remarks in the Oval Office at 3:30 p.m. ET, White House says.