President Donald Trump is making good on his campaign pledge to crack down on illegal immigration as his administration is reportedly moving aggressively by hiring hundreds of new officers and scouting locations for the southern border wall, according to The Daily Caller.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is already working with local police departments about immigration enforcement and taking steps to hiring more immigration enforcement agents, according to the Washington Post citing a memo it obtained.
The agency has identified 33,000 new detention beds for captured illegal immigrants and has received more than 400 bids from construction firms to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
The plans are still in the preliminary stage, as it could be delayed by high costs and opposition from lawmakers. Still, the memo provides a glimpse of the Trump administration’s early efforts to put their immigration policy into action, the centerpiece of Trump’s campaign promise to keep American families safe.