President Trump announced on Saturday that a planned mass immigration immigration and customs enforcement (ICE) mass investigation will be delayed for two weeks, in the hope that a two-tier solution to the border crisis can be reached.
"At the Democrats' request, I have delayed the illegal immigration process (deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can come together and settle the asylum and wave problems at the southern border," he said. 19659003] TRUMP DOUBLES DOWN ON EXPECTED ICE RAID AMID PUSHBACK FROM LOCAL DEM POLICIES
"If not, Deportations begin!" He added.
On Friday, the Washington Post reported that the ICE was expected to target 2,000 families in up to 1
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In a statement on Friday, ICE stated that "due to law enforcement sensitivities and the security of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement staff, the Agency will not offer specific details on enforcement operations. "
But it said that the ICE prioritizes arresting and removing these illegal immigrants" which pose a threat to national security, security and border security. "
Despite fierce opposition from local democratic politicians in targeted cities, Trump had been on schedule earlier Saturday and said that "anyone who illegally entered the country will be brought out of the country very legally."
He also denied the democratic opposition on Saturday and said they were largely "high crime" cities.
"Now, some cities have to fight for it. But if you notice that they are generally high crime cities if you look at Chicago, they are struggling with it. If you look at other cities, they are struggling with it. Many of them cities are high-crime cities, and they are sanctuary towns, "he said.
It was not immediately clear what form the negotiations would take, but the postponement comes amid a growing crisis at the border with more than 140,000 immigrants being hit or arrested at the border in May.
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Earlier this month, Trump announced that he had secured an agreement with Mexico that would see the US expanding its policy of returning asylum seekers back to Mexico while claims are being processed. Instead of applicants being released in the United States
This week's Senate Grant Committee approved Trump's request for funding to tackle the humanitarian crisis, but only after the introduction of a money-blocking clause to be redirected to finance a wall at border, and after the Republicans dropped a request for multiple detention beds.
Fox News & # 39; Jake Gibson contributed to this report.