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Trump delays mass deportation raids, seeks deal with Democrats

24 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone mass deportation raids for two weeks as he seeks compromise with Democratic leaders on immigration issues, reports Reuters.

The president was under pressure from Democrats to call off the roundup, which was expected to target families in up to 10 US cities on Sunday.

US House of Representatives’ Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, asked Trump by phone on Friday night to call off the raids, according to a person familiar with the matter. Pelosi also urged religious leaders on Saturday to put pressure on Trump.

The president, a Republican, has made illegal immigration a centerpiece of his administration and is highlighting the issue in his campaign for the 2020 election.

 


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