President Donald Trump does it again.
Following a series of executive actions during the first two full working days in the White House, Trump continued to deliver on his campaign promises.
Today, he signed an executive order to build the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. The order also addresses security measures by ending the so-called “catch and release” program and the hiring of thousands of Border Patrol agents.
Fox News reports:
The first order calls for the “immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border,” and directs the DHS secretary to take “all appropriate steps to immediately plan, design, and construct” the wall using authority under existing law.
Another order targets sanctuary cities.
More from Fox News:
Another order is aimed at helping federal immigration agents. It calls for hiring 10,000 additional officers; restoring the so-called Secure Communities program and other local partnerships; prioritizing the deportation of illegal immigrant criminals; directing the State Department to use leverage to ensure illegal immigrants are taken back by their country of origin – and moving to strip federal grant money to sanctuary states and cities that “harbor” illegal immigrants.
As the week closes, Trump is expected to tackle the Syrian refugee issue.
Trump’s actions and leadership reflects the characteristics of a CEO and not a politician. The pace of the president’s decision-making has the political left in shock.