President Donald Trump said his government would soon build a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico, to realize one of its campaign promises.
Speaking at the Homeland Security Ministry on Wednesday (25/02), Trump said the wall would prevent illegal immigrants and drug traffickers from entering.
"A country without borders is not a state ... from now on the United States will take back its borders," said Trump President.
Previously, he signed a wall-building decree, which could reach up to 2,000 miles at a cost of billions of dollars, which would be replaced by the Mexican government, a position the government had rejected.
"There will be payments (from the Mexican government)," Trump said in an interview with ABC News.
He once said that the cost to build a wall on the border with Mexico is about US $ 8 billion but some parties believe the actual cost may be twice as big.
The BBC's Will Grant in Mexico says many people in Mexico regard the wall as a "manifestation of American racist attitudes" that make them oppose its development plan.
This wall, if later completed, will separate families and prevent Mexicans from seeking seasonal employment in America, the kind of work that actually 'helps the economic growth' of America.
On cost, the Mexican president's office has made it clear that they do not want to pay Washington, either for now or in the future.