Trump meets with Illinois congressman who deployed to border

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Donald Trump has met with an Illinois congressman who was deployed last month to the U.S.-Mexico border with his Air National Guard unit.

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Wednesday that his first-hand experience led him to conclude that the situation at the border represents a legitimate national emergency.

The meeting at the White House comes as the Senate appears poised to pass a resolution in opposition to Trump’s national emergency declaration. That was part of a larger effort by the White House to try to circumvent Congress to find money for Trump’s signature campaign promise, a border wall.

The House has already voted to derail the action, setting up what is expected to be the first veto of Trump’s presidency.

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