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>> Don't let it outside, right?>> Donald Trump wants to see the details on how the US secures its border with Mexico. Reuters reporting exclusively that Trump's transition team made a wide ranging request with the department of Homeland Security concerning all assets for border wall and barrier construction.
Including the Department's ability to expand immigrant detention. And information about an aerial surveillance program downsized by President Obama but that immigration hardliners would love to see reinstated. The inquiry came at a December 5th meeting between Trump's transition team and homeland security officials. Trump's team also asking whether federal workers tinkered with immigrants' biographic information out of concern for their civil liberties.
And requesting copies of every executive order sent to immigration agents by President Obama. Trump has said he wants to undo Obama's immigration policies. Including a 2012 order allowing immigrant children to remain in the US temporarily for college and work. In response to Trump's request, customs officials identified more than 400 miles along the US-Mexico border.
And about the same distance along the US-Canada border where new fencing could be erected. Reuters could not determine whether Trump is considering a barrier along the Canadian border. In the past, he has said none was needed. Trump's team and homeland security officials both declined to comment when contacted by Reuters.