In an another step towards fulfilling his poll promises, the US President Donald Trump signed executive orders to start the construction of a wall at the US-Mexico border as well as to block the federal grants from immigrant-protecting “sanctuary cities.”
This move can be seen as very aggressively towards tightening of the US immigration policies.
While signing the executive orders, Trump said that he has been talking about these steps since a long time and now he is implementing them. He signed the orders at the ceremony held at the Department of Homeland Security.
However it is quite evident that the upfront cost building the wall is expected to be paid by the US taxpayers, Trump still asserted that Mexico will reimburse the money. The White House spokesperson Sean Spicer said that Trump has ordered a construction of a “large physical barrier.”
The President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto will meet with the US President Trump later next week. He has insisted that Mexico will not pay for a wall.
Yesterday’s executive orders signed by Trump also increases the border patrolling forces, hiring of custom enforcement agents. Trump is also expected to sign some more executive orders which will restrict the refugees flow into the United States.
Donald Trump will have to rely on law created during 2006, which authorized several hundred miles of fencing along the 2,000-mile frontier. That bill successfully allowed the construction of a 700 mile of fencing focused to block the borders.
Trump also ordered the crackdown on the sanctuary cities where the locales generally don’t cooperate with the US immigration authorities. This move may cost individual jurisdictions of millions of dollars.