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President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump attend a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Trump is reportedly prepared to sign major executive orders right after taking office


UPDATE 3:11 p.m. EST: 

The Trump administration overturned a mortgage-fee cut that is popular with low-income and first-time home buyers, Bloomberg News reports.

Republicans have argued that cutting fees puts taxpayers at risk by reducing the Federal Housing Authority's funds to deal with mortgage defaults. 

Ben Carson, Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, said at his confirmation hearing that he wasn't consulted on the fee reduction.

Donald Trump is prepared to sign major executive orders on his first day in the White House, hours after taking office.

Reuters reports those orders include cracking down on illegal immigration, building the U.S.-Mexico border wall and rolling back many policies instituted by outgoing President Obama

Advisers prepared more than 200 orders for Trump, but it's not clear how many he will sign right away.

He is committed to not just Day 1, but Day 2, Day 3 of enacting an agenda of real change.
Sean Spicer, incoming press secretary

One of his planned orders will be rescinding an order from President Obama that allowed more than 700,000 people brought into the U.S. illegally as children to work and go to college. Trump is expected to let those authorizations expire.  He may also start restricting people entering  the U.S. from certain countries until "extreme vetting" can be set up.

Another proposed order would require all Cabinet departments to stop working on any Obama-era projects related to fighting climate change. 

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