Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Trump signs orders on border wall, immigration enforcement
President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday on his central campaign promise that directs federal agencies to begin constructing a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
It was one of two executive orders on border security that Trump signed during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
“This is a law enforcement agency,” Trump said to applause, “But for too long, your offices and agents haven't been allowed to properly do their jobs.
“From here on out, I'm asking all of you to enforce the laws of the United States of America. They will be enforced and enforced strongly.
“A nation without borders is not a nation,” Trump said. “Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders.”