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President Donald Trump temporarily delayed nationwide raids to deport undocumented immigrants in 10 cities, he announced on Saturday, June 22. However, he threatened to resume the plan in two weeks if Democrats failed to approve changes to asylum laws.
“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. If not, deportations start!” Trump tweeted.
The announcement was made as the president met with aides at Camp David and attempted to pressure Democrats to give into his immigration demands, according to The New York Times. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called Trump on June 21 and asked him to call off the deportation raids, CNN reported.
Trump defended the raids early on Saturday, claiming…
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