Sunday, June 30, 2019

President Trump says ICE raids will happen after July Fourth holiday 'unless we do something pretty miraculous'

Photo: Kimimasa Mayama, EPA-EFE
President Donald Trump said the nationwide raids by immigration authorities that were delayed last week are planned to take place sometime after the July Fourth holiday.
The raids planned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in major cities across the nation were delayed after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called Trump. The president announced June 22, a day before the raids were reported to begin, that he would give Congress two weeks to work on asylum laws and the flow of migrants at the southern U.S. border.
Trump, during a news conference after the G-20 summit in Japan, said that was still the plan despite Congress being on recess this upcoming week. House Democrats have pointed to the recess — which would impede the House from passing a bill on the issue — as a reason to the delay the raids. The operation was set to take place in 10 major cities and was aimed at rounding up undocumented immigrants and deporting them, according to various media outlets, including The Washington Post
"Unless we do something pretty miraculous," the president said the raids would happen "sometime after July Fourth."
"We will be removing large numbers of people," Trump said. He added the process for reforming asylum laws should be easy, though presidents for decades have struggled with such legislation.
"We could do it quickly, we could do it in a day, we could do it in an hour," Trump said. "We could reform asylum very quickly."
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