When Donald Trump first announced his campaign for president, he caught major heat for referring to illegal immigrants from Mexico as "rapists" and "murderers." Trump would go on to promise that he would build a wall on the Southern border, and that Mexico would pay for it. However, it appears that plan is not longer in the cards.

Trump's border trouble

It quickly became one of his first campaign rallying cries, but "Build the Wall" might have a different meaning now that Donald Trump is in the White House. During his campaign, the billionaire real estate mogul would often yell back to supporters "Who's gonna build that wall?" In response, thousands of Trump supporters would scream back, "Mexico!" For the rest of the election, illegal immigration became Trump's bread and butter, and despite the controversy, the president-elect was able to increase Hispanic support when compared to 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

However, as reported by Pix 11 in New York, Trump has changed his mind on who will be funding his border wall.

According to sources close to House Republicans, the Donald Trump transition team have informed Republican leaders that the president-elect will no longer push for Mexico to fund the border wall proposal. Trump is expected to call on Congress to find a way to pay for the wall "through the appropriations process as soon as April."

The Trump transition team are citing a "Bush-era 2006 law" that they believe gives them the authority to build the wall, but have acknowledged that they don't have the means to pay for it. Republican Rep. Luke Messer, of Indiana, commented on the issue, calling it "big dollars," but said it was a "question of priorities."

Moving forward

While it's unknown whether or not Congress would agree to the reported Donald Trump transition proposal, but it would mark a major change from what was promised on the campaign trail.

This isn't the first time that the former host of "The Apprentice" has altered his plans since winning the election. Not long after Election Day, Trump spoke about his plans to keep some of the more popular aspects of Obamacare, a stark difference from his claim of wanting to repealing the entire health care law.