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UPDATE: President Trump announces the delay of ICE immigration raids

Posted at 7:54 AM, Jun 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-22 15:32:29-04

UPDATE (12:25 p.m. PST) — President Trump had announced Saturday the delay of immigration raids scheduled to happen in 10 major U.S. cities on Sunday.

He shared the news on Twitter, saying he is postponing the raids “at the request of Democrats.”

President Trump also said in the tweet that he will delay the procedures for two weeks to see if lawmakers can reach an agreement on the “Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern border.” He threatened deportation if they do not find a solution.

Up to 2,000 people across the United States were expected to be targeted by the immigration raids.

Major U.S. cities from Los Angeles to New York are preparing for immigration authorities to begin mass raids targeting up to 2,000 people living in the country without legal permission.