A wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is moving closer to reality. President Trump is expected to sign an executive order which would include building the southern border wall.
In an interview this morning, San Diego Congressman Darrell Issa said he believes there are things Congress should do to help the president succeed.
Issa said, "For more than a decade the border patrol has asked us to give them the tools to do the job both the wall and the appointment of new us attorneys that will punish people who traffic in human beings. We will have an opportunity to really let our border enforcement work the way it is supposed to, and those people who want to do those jobs to do them efficently."
Today, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer tweeted, "San Diego already has a border built by the Feds. Cross border trade creates jobs. Our binational economic and cultural ties have my full support."
The president is expected to make an announcement today when he visits the Department of Homeland Security. He contends Mexico will ultimately pay for the wall, but recently said the U.S. would front the funds.
Trump will also sign several other executive orders, including one aimed at eliminating "sanctuary cities" and another that would block immigrants from so-called "terror prone" countries from entering the U.S.