nearvideo trump vows to deport ‘millions’ of undocumented immigrants as McConnell plans to force a vote on cross-border financing
Republicans accuse Democrats who do not want to get President Trump a victory, as the White house ramps up efforts to address the border crisis; Mike Emanuel reports.
President Trump announced on Saturday that a planned mass roundup of illegal immigrants, the delay of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for two weeks, in the hope that a bipartisan solution to the border crisis can be achieved.
“At the request of the Democrats, I have delayed, the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (deportation) for two weeks to see if Democrats and Republicans can join together and work on a solution for the asylum and the gap, the problems on the southern border,” he tweeted.
TRUMP DOUBLES DOWN ON EXPECTED ICE RAID IN THE MIDST OF PUSHBACK FROM THE LOCAL POLITICIANS
“If not, the deportations begin!” he added.
The tweet came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, called ” Trump on Friday and urged to call him, of the raids, a source familiar with the situation told Fox News.
The Washington Post reported on Friday that ICE was to be expected, the 2000 families in up to 10 cities across the United States, Trump had announced earlier this week that ICE cream “to start the process of elimination of millions of illegal aliens, illegally in the United States.”
DEMS TRY ‘RADICAL’ DRIVER SHIELD ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN THE BORDER REGIONS: GOP SOURCES
ICE said in a statement on Friday that “due to law enforcement sensitivities, and the safety of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement staff, the Agency did not provide specific details in relation to the enforcement operations.”
However, she said that ICE can arrest prioritised and remove these illegal immigrants” who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border protection.”
Despite fierce opposition from local Democratic politicians in the targeted cities, Trump had the plan earlier, Saturday, said that “anyone who came into the country illegally brought from the country, very in the law.”
He also dismissed the democratic opposition on Saturday, saying they were mostly “high crime” cities.
“Now, some cities are going to fight him. But if you notice that you are in a high crime cities, if you’re in Chicago to fight it. If you fight look at other cities, where you are, it. Many of these cities are high crime cities, and they are sanctuary cities,” he said.
It was not immediately clear how the negotiations would take, but the shift comes amid an escalating crisis at the border, with more than 140 000 migrants detected or perceived, of the on the border in may.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP
Earlier this month, Trump announced that he had secured a deal with Mexico that the United States would expand its policy of the return of asylum-seekers, according to Mexico, while claims are processed, instead of the applicant published in the United States
The Senate appropriations Committee this week approved Trump’s $4.6 billion request for funding to address the humanitarian crisis, but only after the inclusion of a provision, the blocks, the money will be diverted to the funding for a wall fell on the border, and according to the Republicans, a request for more detention beds.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.