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Trump expected to order construction of Mexican border wall on Wednesday

On Wednesday, President Trump will order the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials told The New York Times Tuesday.

Trump will sign an executive order at the Department of Homeland Security ordering that federal funds be shifted in order to build the wall, which during his campaign he vowed would be paid for by Mexico. The officials also said Trump is mulling a policy that would temporarily keep refugees from Syria and other majority-Muslim nations that are considered "terror prone" from entering the United States, and would cut in half the number of displaced people who can settle in the country, The Times reports.