Report: President Trump signs executive order to build Mexico border wall

WSYR-TV - President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that will start to reshape U.S. immigration enforcement policies, taking steps toward fulfilling some of his most contentious pledges that shaped his campaign.

His executive order calls for an increase of federal officials patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border, looks to increase deportations of undocumented immigrants, and will kick-start his campaign promise to build a Mexico border wall.

Infographic: The Economics of Trump's Mexico Wall | StatistaThe executive order will also target sanctuary cities -- like Syracuse -- by cutting millions in federal funding to those cities.

Construction of the wall could begin in months, but planning for the massive project is "starting immediately," Trump said Wednesday in an interview with ABC News' David Muir.

According to ABC News, Trump confirmed his plans to build the wall with federal funds and then seek reimbursement from Mexico, an idea Mexico has resisted. But negotiations, he said, would begin "relatively soon."

Tonight at 10 p.m., the President will sit down with David Muir on 'World News Tonight' for his first one-on-one interview.


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