Trump wall order has been officially signed. Donald Trump has inked the order to start the construction of the wall between Mexico and the US. What to expect now?
26 January, AtoZForex – The US President Donald Trump has inked an executive order for setting up the “large physical barrier” between the US and Mexico. This order will put the start to the process of building the wall. As a fact, the wall on the US-Mexico border was one of Donald Trump’s campaign promises.
Trump wall order has been officially signed
However, the promises now are actually becoming a reality. Since Donald Trump has taken over the Office, he has implemented a number of business-related decisions. Specifically, The US President has officially withdrawn the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on Monday. This move by Donald Trump comes as the part of his agenda to revise some of the US trade agreements.
He also has made several business decisions since taking over the Office, including signing executive order to diminish regulatory burdens on local manufacturers. The most recent one is the start of the construction of the wall on the US-Mexico border. Mr. Trump has commented on his latest decision:
“So badly needed. You folks know how badly needed it is a help… I believe the steps we will take, starting right now, will improve the safety of both of our countries. A nation without borders is not a nation. Beginning today, the United States gets back control of its borders – gets back its borders.”
Moreover, Donald Trump has inked an order to remove the federal funding from the “sanctuary cities” that do not take legal action against the undocumented immigrants. In addition, he has taken action on the directives against the Affordable Care Act, the renewal of the “Global Gag Rule”, and the green light for the controversial oil pipelines.
Is Trump wall a national security necessity?
Markets are also expecting the US President to further act to restrict legal immigration. This includes more thorough limitations to the refugee acceptance procedures. Also, he is considering blocking the issuance of visas to the citizens of Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa. On Tuesday night, Donald Trump has tweeted:
“Big day planned on national security tomorrow. Amoung many other things, we will build the wall.”
Mr. Trump has finalized the order during the ceremony at The United States Department of Homeland Security headquarters. Also, he has welcomed the newly appointed director of DHS, Gen John Kelly. Donald Trump has mentioned:
“As soon as we can, as soon as we can physically do it. I would say in months, yeah. I would say in months – certainly planning is starting immediately.”
Who will pay for the wall?
Furthermore, Donald Trump has noted that US taxpayers will pay for the US-Mexico border wall. However, he highlighted that the funds will be “reimbursed” by Mexico. He did not say how exactly this would be implemented. An official from Mexico stated that the Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto was hesitating about his upcoming meeting with Trump after the order. The meeting is scheduled to take place next week at the White House.
The estimated price for the wall accounts to $8 billion, according to Trump’s calculations. However, a number of experts believe that this project will cost twice Trump’s estimate. Speaking about the expenses, Donald Trump has stated:
“All it is, is we’ll be reimbursed at a later date from whatever transaction we make from Mexico.”
Christian Ramirez, the immigrant rights campaigner and director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition, called the project a “political theater at the expense of civil liberties”. He has further added:
“It is not the national security policy. Border communities are among the safest in the nation and patrolling them with tens of thousands of heavily armed, poorly trained, unaccountable agents puts lives at risks. This will turn these communities into de facto military zones.”
It is still unclear whether Trump’s US-Mexico border wall will be any different from the heavily militarized blockade, which already exists at urban points of the border.
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