MILWAUKEE -- President Donald Trump said Wednesday that work on the wall between the United States and Mexico is about to begin.
The president signed an executive order to build the wall. He said Mexico will reimburse the U.S. for the wall, but did not yet say how.
The executive order also calls for hiring thousands of additional agents to patrol the border, and ending sanctuary cities.
"We're going to strip federal grant money from the sanctuary states and cities that harbor illegal immigrants. The American people are no longer going to have to be forced to subsidize this disregard for our laws," said Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
"I did everything that this country has told me that I have to do in order to stay here but that's not true," said Cendi Trujillo, an undocumented immigrant who spoke in favor of the resolution.
Sheriff Clarke slammed this resolution on Facebook writing in part, "No one will limit my ability to continue to work with the hardworking agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and any other federal, state or local law enforcement agency, in regards to criminal activity."
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