Clarification requested on border tracking system in Trump immigration order

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks alongside U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz  and Attorney General Ken Paxton at a joint press conference Feb. 18 2015 in Austin Texas

Shortly afterwards, the Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Mexico will not pay for the wall. But he said the White House is working with Congress on the timetable.

As for all the controversy and protest that has swirled around the construction of the wall, Kelly acknowledges, "Mr. Trump is not loved by everyone in America".

It was Kelly's first visit to the border since being tapped to lead one of the largest government agencies in the country.

Asked about hostility from Mexican about the American plan to build a wall, Kelly remarked, 'I'd really like to establish a relationship on this, on the other side.

President Donald Trump has earned widespread criticism for efforts to assuage concerns of terror along the southern border, especially since his Friday executive order blocking travelers from seven countries known as terror hotbeds and halting the refugee program. "Trump wants to encourage exports and discourage imports, and this will force Mexico to pay-if you want to do this without a big diplomatic blow up and actually get the money from Mexico, this is the way to do it".

"I don't think the American public is really all that used to people making decisions", he said.


But Democrats are likely to resist anything the Republicans put forward.

Abbott's remarks come as Trump gets to work on his campaign promises to build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border and to take a tougher stance on trade deals. Congressional Republican dysfunction could kill the wall.

Fox News was present in a meeting with the new Secretary of Homeland Security.

In his interview with Fox News, Kelly also addressed the recent detentions at airports after Mr. Trump signed an executive order suspending the USA refugee program and banning travel to the US from seven Muslim-majority countries.

"This kind of stuff doesn't just happen overnight", Kucinich said.

What they heard Wednesday included reaction from some officials who fear that new, stricter policies could harm relations with Mexico.

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