Politicians are a notoriously sorry lot who promise the public everything they want and then seldom deliver once elected to office.
Americans across the country were sold a promise of hope the past eight years only to see their trust rewarded with constant attacks on the core of the nation. The erosion of all things America was heralded by a leftist elite with a ravenous appetite for eliminating any who opposed them.
The election of President Donald Trump brought hope for the change he promised. He defended his promises without flinching. Not even two weeks into office, and he is standing tall to deliver his plans as promised.
One of his most controversial and bold promises is to build a wall along the southern US border to close off illegal aliens from crossing. It’s part of his audacious plan to reform US immigration like no other leader before him.
Trump’s new Homeland Security secretary John F. Kelly is already starting on the US-Mexico border wall and plans to have it complete in two years, reported Fox News.
Last week President Trump ordered the wall be built and Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general, set the ambitious schedule for its completion.
“The wall will be built where it’s needed first, and then it will be filled in. That’s the way I look at it,” Kelly said. “I really hope to have it done within the next two years.”
Fox News traveled with Kelly in McAllen, Texas, on Wednesday where he saw first-hand the challenges for Border Patrol agents. The Rio Grande Valley, known as the “RGV sector,” is among the busiest. On any given day, Border Patrol agents pick up at least 600 people who have crossed the Mexican border, entering the U.S. illegally.
Homeland Security faces the tough task of funding – and then building – what would be the largest-ever construction project undertaken by the president who made his name in real estate, reported Fox News.
Kelly, who was tasked by the president’s executive order with overseeing the planning and construction of the wall, echoed Trump in saying they already “have the authority” under existing law.
“We’re looking at the money aspect,” he acknowledged. But he said the White House is working with Congress on the timetable.
“I think the funding will come relatively quickly and like I said, we will build it where it’s needed first as identified by the men and women who work the border,” Kelly emphasized.
Kelly told Fox News it will be only a matter of months before construction begins.
As for hostility to the wall from Mexico, Kelly said the safety of Americans comes first, though he wants to build a partnership on shared border issues. “I’d really like to establish a relationship on this, on the other side. It would be a mutually beneficial relationship.”
The wall, like so many of Trump’s orders in his first two weeks in office, is moving faster than most people expected.
“Mr. Trump is not loved by everyone in America, and I think this very rapid succession of decisions, I don’t think the American public is really all that used to people making decisions,” Kelly said. “I really don’t think they’re used to people that say things on the campaign trail actually turning them into action.”
Anyone who doubted Trump’s promises and his unyielding resolve to deliver on those promises is still reeling from the shock of his new reality.
The Trump train is not only out of the gate and moving, it’s picking up steam for the long haul to make America the land of progress.
Source: Fox News