Sec. 2. Policy. It is the policy of the executive branch to:
(a) secure the southern border of the United States through the immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border, monitored and supported by adequate personnel so as to prevent illegal immigration, drug and human trafficking, and acts of terrorism;And by wall he doesn't mean a pedestrian fence or vehicle barrier, which constitutes most of the present 650 miles of barriers.
(e) "Wall" shall mean a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, contiguous, and impassable physical barrier.In a separate executive order also issued today, President Trump included a provision to withdraw federal grants from sanctuary cities e.g. just about everywhere in California, which by now, should just be ceded to Mexico and walled off as well.
(a) In furtherance of this policy, the Attorney General and the Secretary, in their discretion and to the extent consistent with law, shall ensure that jurisdictions that willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373 (sanctuary jurisdictions) are not eligible to receive Federal grants, except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes by the Attorney General or the Secretary. The Secretary has the authority to designate, in his discretion and to the extent consistent with law, a jurisdiction as a sanctuary jurisdiction. The Attorney General shall take appropriate enforcement action against any entity that violates 8 U.S.C. 1373, or which has in effect a statute, policy, or practice that prevents or hinders the enforcement of Federal law.Our immigration laws will finally be enforced. The cost of building this wall will be much less than the cost of illegal immigration in the long run. I doubt that someone will sell ladders just tall enough to reach over the wall as Goofus Johnson claimed or, as some more serious critics have claimed, that it will increase illegal immigration because tighter border security tends to lead to more illegal aliens living here. Even if this were true, it is contingent upon the fact that we still have a porous border.