Immigration

Trump postpones immigration raids

Donald Trump has postponed a series of raids to remove people living in the US illegally, saying he'll give officials a fortnight to act on the issue.

US President Donald Trump has delayed a nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living in the United States illegally, saying he would give officials two weeks to work out solutions for the southern border.

The move came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Mr.Trump on Friday asking him to call off the raids.

Sources say Immigration and Customs Enforcement leaders had serious concerns that officers' safety would be at risk because too many details about the raids had been made public.

"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," the President wrote on Twitter. "If not, Deportations start!"

Just a few days ago Mr.Trump said in a tweet that an operation was coming up and the agency would begin to remove "millions" of people who were in the United States illegally.

Later, leaks to the media included sensitive law enforcement details, such as the day it was to begin, plus specific cities and other operational details.

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