President-elect Donald Trump has begun the transition process, and a source close with the transition team told The Daily Caller that keeping a key promise of his campaign platform — building a wall along the U.S. southern border — will begin in March.
The source said that Trump’s team has major spending negotiations planned with Congress in March to fund the wall via Mexico — directly or indirectly.
Some of the ways that Trump has proposed to make Mexico pay for the border wall have included increased fees for visas and border crossing cards, enforcement of trade tariffs and taxes on remittances.
When Trump announced his presidency, he said: “I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively.”
Trump added in his announcement speech: “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”
There’s about 650 miles of fence along the southern border now, but Trump has planned to build a substantial wall that would stand about 35 to 50 feet high along the 2,000 mile U.S./Mexico border and be built out of pre-cast concrete.
The cost for the wall has been estimated at around $8 billion to $12 billion and according to Trump, it would be a “real wall” that “actually looks good.”
Trump’s proposal to build a wall, along with policies to deal with the massive flood of illegal immigrants and drugs that have flowed across the southern border, was a major part of his campaign.
Liberals may have hoped that Trump would back down, but just days after the election, plans are reportedly already in the works to get the wall built and the left, as well as illegals, are surely not too happy about it.
In contrast, for Americans who believe in national sovereignty and the rule of law, this is fantastic news. Hopefully Trump follows through on this and the other policies he has proposed. If he does, and if Republicans in Congress backs him like they should, he really will make America great again.