5 More Executive Orders Trump Signed And What You Should Know About Them

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Donald Trump holds a sign supporting his plan to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. Photo by Jonathan Drake/Reuters

Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

Holding fast to his campaign promise to “build the wall” along the U.S./Mexico border, President Trump’s executive order directs U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to “secure the southern border of the United States through the immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border.” The order also advises the hiring of 5,000 additional border patrol officers.

There’s no word on how the wall will be paid for, but officials have suggested using a portion of U.S. foreign aid to Mexico over the past five years to finance the partition’s construction. Congress would also be tasked with approving any new funding for the wall.

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