While visiting the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, President Trump signed two executive orders on immigration. The first order directs federal funding to the construction of the U.S. border wall, a key promise of Trump's presidential campaign. Trump indicated in an interview with ABC News' David Muir set to air Wednesday night that construction on the wall will begin in "months," and he repeated his claim that Mexico will reimburse the U.S. for "100 percent" of the wall's costs.
The second order revokes federal grants from "sanctuary cities" and any U.S. city not enforcing federal immigration laws. "This is border security. We've been talking about this from the beginning. This is going to bring it over the top," Trump said Wednesday while signing the orders.
Trump is also expected in the coming days to issue orders temporarily banning refugees from certain countries and suspending visas for people from several Middle Eastern and North African countries.