(Newser) – How President Trump might curtail illegal immigration is laid out in a new Department of Homeland Security memo. How he might afford it is not, reports the Washington Post. The assessment reveals plans to quickly hire 5,000 new Customs and Border Protection agents—just 500 would cost up to $100 million—by allowing some to bypass polygraph and physical fitness tests. A portion of the entrance exam testing Spanish language skills may also be eliminated, though agents will still be required to demonstrate “the appropriate level of proficiency in Spanish,” the assessment reads. A former CBP official calls such changes “preposterous,” per the New York Times, but a rep for the department says the assessment is only an unapproved draft.
Though it notes funding is not guaranteed, the assessment also suggests border wall construction begin in the Rio Grande Valley and San Diego sectors. It
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