Donald Trump’s most famous campaign pledge was he would build a wall along the Southern border and have Mexico pay for it.

Democrats sneered at the idea.

But on his sixth day in office, Trump made a major announcement – and it’s left them furious.

Appearing at the Department of Homeland Security, Trump announced the signing of two executive orders relating to immigration.

The first order pertained to the border wall.

Trump announced that the Secretary of Homeland Security, along with the White House staff and Trump himself, would begin construction of a border wall.

Trump famously said Mexico would pay for the wall and his executive order contains a hint of how that may happen.

Trump’s executive orders also added 5,000 new border patrol agents.

Fox News reports on the other contents of the executive order which includes beefing up interior enforcement of immigration laws and forcing countries to take back criminals the U.S. seeks to deport:

“The same executive order also calls for hiring 5,000 more Border Patrol agents and ending “catch-and-release” policies for illegal immigrants, among other provisions.

Another order is aimed at helping federal immigration agents. It calls for hiring 10,000 additional officers; restoring the so-called Secure Communities program and other local partnerships; prioritizing the deportation of illegal immigrant criminals; directing the State Department to use leverage to ensure illegal immigrants are taken back by their country of origin – and moving to strip federal grant money to sanctuary states and cities that “harbor” illegal immigrants.”

Trump pitched his orders as a means to control America’s borders.

He argued that a nation that cannot maintain the integrity of its borders is not a nation.

Fox News also reports:

“A nation without borders is not a nation,” Trump declared after signing the measures, while speaking to employees at the Department of Homeland Security. “Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders.”

This is just the beginning of Trump’s plan to stop illegal immigration.

He said in an interview with ABC’s David Muir that the construction of the wall will begin “within months.”

For much of the campaign, the media tried to dismiss Trump’s proposals and rhetoric on immigration as a bluster that would fall by the wayside once he got into office.

But Trump has proven his actions will match his rhetoric.