The president has proposed a border wall to keep the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, but it’s unclear if he will be able to get support from Republican lawmakers.
Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Wednesday to make Mexico pay for a border fence and other infrastructure that he hopes will be built by the end of the year.
He has also indicated that he will pursue a trade war against Mexico, which has blocked the United States from getting a free trade deal with the country since 1996.
A senior administration official told Axios that Trump would not be signing an executive memorandum outlining the plan to prevent imports from Mexican farmers.
That would require congressional approval.
Trump has said that he wants to build a wall to block Mexico’s border with the United Kingdom, and he has said he is not looking to create a trade barrier between the United Nations and the United State.
He wants to make sure that any border wall can be paid for and built quickly.
On Monday, Trump signed an executive action to suspend the visa waiver program, which allows foreign workers to come to the United Sates without having to apply for a visa, and has promised to institute a temporary ban on travel to Mexico by foreign nationals and legal permanent residents.
A federal appeals court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction against the executive order.
A second federal judge in Texas has also issued a temporary restraining order against it.