The Hill – President Trump on Wednesday signed two executive orders on immigration, including one that directs federal agencies to begin construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, his signature campaign promise.
Trump signed the actions during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as his aides met in the White House with two top Mexican cabinet officials.
“A nation without borders is not a nation,” Trump said during a speech at DHS headquarters. “Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders.”
The president said his directive “will save thousands of lives, millions of jobs, and billions and billions of dollars.”
One of the orders signed by Trump calls for the construction of “a large physical barrier on the southern border,” according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
The other order deals with immigration enforcement and ends the “catch and release” policy that quickly returned border crossers back to Mexico instead of arresting and processing them for deportation. The policy was a fixture of the Bush administration and was later reinstated on an informal basis by former President Barack Obama.
“Federal agents are going to unapologetically enforce the law, no ifs, ands or buts,” Spicer said.
Love him or hate him, now that Donald Trump has earned the title of the most powerful man on planet Earth, he’s doing basically everything that has promised he was going to do throughout his campaign. And he’s doing it fast.
Fast as fuck.
Even if you despise the guy (most seem to), you have to respect his accountability and work ethic when it comes to getting shit done. The man practices what he preaches, and he takes action quickly. He said he was going to build a wall (yet we’re waiting to see who pays for it), and goddamnit that wall is getting built. Day #5 on the job. Bam!
While you or me probably haven’t done shit with our lives in the past five days, Trump’s been busy signing executive order after executive order like it’s no big deal. You gotta imagine that Barry O is pounding down more than his typical one beer on vacation right now while he tries to cope with reality. Everything he has worked so hard to prevent in the past year and a half is falling apart right in front of his eyes, including:
- Building the wall
- Ending the “catch and release” policy
- Reviving the Keystone XL pipeline and Dakota Access pipelines
- Reinstating the “Mexico City Policy”
- Withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal
- Imposing a hiring freeze on federal government workers (excluding military)
- Easing the regulatory burdens of Obamacare
Move over, Barry. There’s a new sheriff in town. His name’s Donald John Trump, and he’s not here to fuck around.
(Scroll to 2:03 for your entertainment viewing pleasure.)