Saturday via Twitter President Trump announced that “at the request of the Democrats” he would be holding off on the planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids reportedly set to begin on Sunday to remove illegal immigrates.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019
The announcement comes just hours after the President defended the planned removal process that was set to take place across ten-major cities.
"The people that came into the country illegally are going to be removed from the country," says President Trump addressing the ICE raids in 10 major cities expected Sunday https://t.co/tTIjmW6GVy pic.twitter.com/iMVeQYRlcu— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 22, 2019
Prior to his comments to the press as he awaited to depart DC for Camp David, the President via Twitter Saturday morning also defended the planned raids.
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.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019
The Washington Post reports that large-enforcement actions had received pushback from “Democratic leaders mayors from Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Newark, and New York, who have condemned the actions and launched efforts to aid residents (several of these cities identify themselves as sanctuary cities.) A handful of major metropolitan police departments have also announced they will not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.”
The removal process that reportedly would include some families, was first announced by President Trump also via Twitter, on June 17th.
Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people…….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
….long before they get to our Southern Border. Guatemala is getting ready to sign a Safe-Third Agreement. The only ones who won’t do anything are the Democrats in Congress. They must vote to get rid of the loopholes, and fix asylum! If so, Border Crisis will end quickly!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
For What It’s Worth.
The postponement of the deportation raids, also follows reports of inhumane conditions that minors are subjected to in detention centers, as the News Blender reported on Thursday, and Snip Bytes reported on Saturday, a DOJ lawyer, attempted to argue before the 9th circuit court, that the government did not violate the Flores agreement, by not providing soap, toothbrushes, and safe sleeping conditions to migrant children, because the agreement failed to enumerate what passed for “safe and Sanitary” conditions.