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Trump urges Democrats to fund border barrier, but stops short of ordering military to build it

In a televised address ahead of his trip to Texas, the president called border crossings a "humanitarian crisis." But Trump didn't declare an emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border as the weeks-long partial government shutdown continues amid his stalemate with Congress.

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a televised address to the nation from his desk in the Oval Office about immigration and the southern U.S. border on the 18th day of a partial government shutdown, at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.

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