• An Nguyen

Trump Orders Construction on Building Border Wall

On January, 25, 2017, President Donald Trump signed two executive orders directing the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border. Sanctuary cites are also stripped of federal grant funding, and new criteria are being swept through to make sure many more undocumented immigrants will become priorities for deportation.

After Trump signed the executive order, 5,000 Border Patrol agents, as well as 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were recruited to carry out deportations.

According to Trump, construction will begin in months, but the planning for the massive project will begin immediately. The estimated cost to construct the wall is 10 billion dollars and the estimated time is two years.

Trump planned to use federal funding and seek reimbursement from Mexico. He promised that Mexico would reimburse U.S taxpayers for the construction cost. Mexican officials have recently rejected this suggestion.

He believed that this idea of mass deportation would stabilize both sides of the border. He also believes that if Mexico has a strong and healthy economy then that will benefit the U.S as well.

Trumps actions on Wednesday took him a big step forward to satisfying his political supporters. We don’t know what he has planned next, but only time will tell what will happen.