“Begin working on an impenetrable physical wall on the southern border, on day one.”
Note: President Trump did not start this promise on day one, this promise will be put in the compromise section when finished, as a part of the promise is unfufilled.
Update: President Trump Signs An Executive Order, Starting The Process Of Constructing A U.S.-Mexico Border Wall
Date: January 25th, 2017
“President Trump signed executive orders Wednesday authorizing the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and targeting sanctuary cities, following through on campaign promises that energized his base – and outraged his critics – during the 2016 campaign.
The orders cover a range of immigration enforcement measures. The marquee item is a directive to pursue a southern border wall.
“We’ve been talking about this from the beginning,” Trump said, as he signed the border measure during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security.
While it’s not yet clear exactly how such a wall might be funded or how much it would cost, Trump reiterated his vow that Mexico “absolutely” will pay for the project eventually, something the Mexican government has denied.
“Ultimately it will come out of what’s happening with Mexico,” Trump told ABC News in a separate interview, adding construction could begin in a matter of months.
Mexico’s contribution aside, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said existing Homeland Security funding could be used for now to get started, and congressional appropriations eventually would be needed.”
“President Trump on Wednesday signed two executive orders on immigration, including one that directs federal agencies to begin construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, his signature campaign promise.
Trump signed the actions during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as his aides met in the White House with two top Mexican cabinet officials.
“A nation without borders is not a nation,” Trump said during a speech at DHS headquarters. “Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders.”
The president said his directive “will save thousands of lives, millions of jobs, and billions and billions of dollars.”
One of the orders signed by Trump calls for the construction of “a large physical barrier on the southern border,” according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer.”
“President Donald Trump signed directives on Wednesday to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and strip funding from cities that shield illegal immigrants as he charged ahead with sweeping and divisive plans to transform how the United States deals with immigration and national security.
Trump signed two executive orders, directing the construction of a wall along the roughly 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) U.S.-Mexico border, moving to peel away federal grant money from “sanctuary” states and cities that harbor illegal immigrants and beefing up the force of immigration agents.
“We are in the middle of a crisis on our southern border: The unprecedented surge of illegal migrants from Central American is harming both Mexico and the United States,” Trump said in remarks at the Department of Homeland of Security after signing the directives.
“And I believe the steps we will take starting right now will improve the safety in both of our countries,” Trump said, adding: “A nation without borders is not a nation.”
His plans prompted an immediate outcry from immigrant advocates and others who said Trump was jeopardizing the rights and freedoms of millions of people while treating Mexico as an enemy, not an ally.”
“President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Wednesday — including a step toward erecting a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border — the first of a series of planned steps aimed at curbing illegal immigration.
Speaking at an event at the Department of Homeland Security after signing the executive orders, Trump stressed that the policy changes are aimed at keeping the nation safe and ending “one injustice after another” for the families of those killed by undocumented immigrants.
“We hear you, we see you and you will never ever be ignored again,” Trump said, adding later, “Your children will not have lost their lives for no reason.”
The executive actions include redirecting existing Department of Homeland Security funds to erect what the administration described as a “very large” wall on the southern border with Mexico, a signature campaign promise. Additional detention facilities would also be built along the border, according to the action.
“And yes, one way or another, as the president has said, Mexico will pay for it,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters during a press briefing earlier in the day on Wednesday.
The ultimate impact of the executive order on building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is not clear, since Congress would have to approve additional appropriations.
Trump is slated to meet with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto next week in what could prove a tense face-off as the two leaders discuss coordination, the dismantling of cartels and the flow of arms and cash between the two countries.
“They have to stop it. We have to stop it. We are going to save lives on both sides of the border,”Trump said on Wednesday.”