Trump Delays ICE Raids and Gives Democrats Ultimatum on Asylum Laws

Nicole Rojas SAVE THIS

(Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com).

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…

Subscribe to The North Star

Subscribe for $10 a month to gain access to this and many more articles from The North Star.

Do you already have an account?

RELATED STORIES

Join The Conversation

One comment

  • Sam Ball

    The fellow that leaked the ICE raid information needs to be fired and placed under arrest for his actions. As to the raids themselves, I understand that the targets were to be people that had already been tagged and given deportation notices but have not yet left the country. The act of illegal entry into America is, in itself, a violation of our laws. The targets have further violated our laws by not leaving when tagged and told to leave. The people who get their undies in a wad over these ICE raids are obviously anti American.

Join the Conversation