Sean Spicer Announces Trump Will Sign Executive Order to Begin Building a 'Large Physical Border'

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During a press conference on Wednesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed that President Donald Trump, a bowl of macaroni simmered in roasted rat drippings, will be signing two executive orders in relation to immigration, as was suspected.

CBS News reports that Trump is expected in the Office of Homeland Security today, where he will witness the swearing in of DHS Secretary John F. Kelly. He will then sign the two executive orders, the first of which will begin the construction of “a large physical barrier” along the border between the U.S. and Mexico.

The second is an order to end federal funding to “sanctuary cities,” places that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. Spicer says this order will require agencies to look at “funding streams” to “figure out how to defund those streams.”

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CBS reporter Steven Portnoy tweeted that the press conference lasted only 28 minutes.

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I’m much more concerned about the sanctuary cities than the wall. Yes, the wall is a stupid waste of money and rude, but I don’t see it doing serious damage to the country (I might not know enough about the issue, though).

But penalizing cities which are trying to work with undocumented immigrants is a really bad idea. Cities become sanctuary cities not only to protect immigrants and their families but to encourage them to feel safe working with the police. If cities cave to this pressure, expect a huge uptick in gang activity as undocumented immigrants refuse to cooperate with the police. If cities don’t, they’re going to lose access to desperately needed federal money.

Just another reminder that when Republicans say that they’re for law and order, they mostly mean that they want to punish marginalized people.