The President announced Friday that he is reopening the U.S. southern border and has ordered the construction of a wall along the entire border.
The announcement was made at a news conference at the White House.
The president said the border wall will “keep out illegals.”
The border wall is expected to be finished in about five months, according to the Associated Press.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week authorizing the construction, renovation and improvement of the southern border wall.
Trump says the wall will be built “to keep out illegales”The President says the border will be closed “to any non-citizens who come here to work or are in the country illegally.”
The President said it is “not an amnesty,” and it will be “the toughest and toughest enforcement you can possibly do.”
Trump also ordered construction of new fencing along the southern fence line, which stretches across the border from Texas to the Arizona border.
He said he will spend $3.6 billion on the border security measures.