Trump Actions Due on Refugees, Sanctuary Cities, Wall

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President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration today, including steps to build his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, targeting sanctuary cities and proposals that would restrict the flow of refugees to the U.S., the Associated Press reports. The first actions will come during a trip today to the Department of Homeland Security. A current proposal on restricting refugees includes at least a four-month halt on all refugee admissions, as well as a temporary ban on people coming from some Muslim-majority countries.

On his personal Twitter account last night, Trump tweeted: “Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY … Among many other things, we will build the wall!” The plan on curbing funds to cities that don’t arrest or detain immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, localities dubbed “sanctuary” cities, could cost individual jurisdictions millions of dollars. This month, Trump said the wall-building project would initially be paid for with a congressionally approved spending bill and Mexico would eventually reimburse the U.S., though he has not specified how he would guarantee payments. Trump will meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House next week.

 

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