President Donald Trump announced earlier that he will be delaying Sunday’s ICE raids to meet with Congress on an agreement.
CNN reports President Trump announced on Twitter that he delayed the scheduled raids after Democrats asked to work on a solution revolving around the issues in immigration reform:
“At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border,'”
However, he added that if a solution cannot be reached, he will immediately start the deportation process. Trump justifies his reasonings early Saturday morning, a day before the raids were supposed to occur in 10 U.S major cities.
“The people that Ice will apprehend have already been ordered to be deported. This means that they have run from the law and run from the courts. These are people that are supposed to go back to their home country. They broke the law by coming into the country, & now by staying.”
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were court ordered to remove approximately 2,000 families from their homes. Trump said in a statement that some cities will oppose the raids and claimed his purpose is to remove “MS-13” from the country.
“Some cities are going to fight it, but if you notice, they’re generally high crime cities. If you look at Chicago, they’re fighting it. If you look at other cities, they’re fighting it. Many of those cities are high crime cities and they’re sanctuary cities,People are tired of sanctuary cities and what it does and the crime it brings.”
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The 10 U.S. major cities that were listed for the raids are Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, and San Francisco.
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