We will build Mexico border wall- Trump

Written by  BBC

Donald Trump has said a "big day" is planned on national security, including an announcement to build a wall on the border between the US and Mexico.


According to BBC, the new US President is expected to sign several executive orders regarding immigration and border security over the next few days.


They are likely to include the "extreme vetting" of people coming from seven predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa.

President Trump tweeted: "Big day planned on national security tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!"


Building a 2,000-mile wall along the Mexican border was one of his key proposals during the presidential election campaign. BBC reports.

During his election campaign, Mr Trump said Mexico would pay for the wall, which he said would cost about $8 billion.


He has since said the US would recoup the costs from its neighbour at a later date.

But Mexico's President and senior officials have said that they will not pay for the wall, despite Mr Trump's campaign pledge.


According to BBC reports, there will also be measures that force so-called sanctuary cities in the US to co-operate with the authorities on deporting illegal immigrants.

"Sanctuary cities" are places that don't arrest or detain immigrants living in the country illegally.


Later this week, Mr Trump is expected to announce immigration restrictions from seven African and Middle Eastern countries, including Syria, Yemen, and Iraq.

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