The US will still build a wall along its border with Mexico, despite ending the longest-ever US government shutdown without securing funds for the project, President Donald Trump has said.
In a tweet, Trump stated the deal to temporarily reopen government was “in no way a concession” on the wall, BBC reported.
The bipartisan agreement announced on Friday covers just three weeks.
The US president Trump indicated he might trigger another shutdown or declare a national emergency if his demands were not met.
In recent weeks, Trump has taken a hard line against thousands of migrants arriving at the US southern border.
“The case for national security has been greatly enhanced by what has been happening at the border and through dialogue. We will build the Wall!” he tweeted.
On Friday, the Senate and House unanimously passed a bill to temporarily end the shutdown, after which President Trump signed the bill into law.
Following the votes in Congress Trump tweeted that his decision was not a concession but was “taking care of the millions of people who were getting badly hurt by the shutdown”.