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PoliticsPelosi to Trump: Planned deportation raids 'scaring' children

00:20  25 june  2019
00:20  25 june  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

Chicago Mayor Vows to Shield Migrants From Raids by U.S. Agents

Chicago Mayor Vows to Shield Migrants From Raids by U.S. Agents Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot condemned the Trump administration over planned raids of migrant communities and said she had ordered police to cut federal agents’ access to databases related to immigration enforcement activities. “We are all aware of the threat from President Trump regarding raids by ICE, and in response, Chicago has taken concrete steps to support our immigrant communities,” Lightfoot said in a statement on Friday, referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Saturday delayed plans for nationwide raids to deport Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Mr. Trump on Friday evening to persuade him to cancel the raids Deportation raids are not uncommon. ICE will often approach undocumented immigrants in their

President had told reporters operation would begin soon, prompting Pelosi to tell faith leaders: ‘Call upon Trump to stop this brutal action’.

Pelosi to Trump: Planned deportation raids 'scaring' children© CBS Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks to reporters while making an appearance in the Queens borough of New York, June 24, 2019.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday said she told President Trump he was “scaring the children” with his administration’s planned deportation raids across the country.

"When I spoke to the president, 'I said look, I'm a mom, I have five kids, seven, nine grandchildren and children are scared, you're scaring the children of America, not just in those families but their neighbors and their communities," Pelosi said at an event in Queens, New York, about her Friday evening phone call with the president.

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone mass deportation raids as he seeks compromise with Democrats and immigrant rights groups house speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a release that the expected rates would and at work risk separating children from their parents.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Trump on Friday evening asking him to call off the raids , according to a source familiar with the Trump announced the deportation plans Monday on Twitter, the night before his re-election campaign kickoff in Florida. "Next week ICE will begin the process of

(MORE: President Trump to hold off on deportation raids for two weeks)

A source familiar with the phone call between Pelosi and Trump said the call took place at 7:20 p.m. Friday evening and lasted for about 12 minutes.

Pelosi to Trump: Planned deportation raids 'scaring' children© Pool/EPA via Shutterstock Vice President Mike Pence watches President Donald Trump speak after he signed an executive order for additional sanctions against Iran and its leadership, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, June 24, 2019.

On Saturday, Trump tweeted that he would delay the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids for two weeks to give Congress time to “work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border.”

ICE planned to target more than 2,040 undocumented immigrant family members who had received deportation orders but were still living across the United States, an unprecedented show of force in 10 cities to deter families from attempting to enter the United States illegally.

Trump announces delay of mass immigration raids that were to start Sunday

Trump announces delay of mass immigration raids that were to start Sunday Trump said he had approved the delay so that Democrats and Republicans in Congress could work out a new immigration compromise.

Trump had announced the raids Monday in a surprise tweet that ignited a frenzy of fear in immigrant communities The majority are family members — typically parents and children — and almost all Pelosi called Trump at about 7:20 p.m. Friday and asked him to call off the planned raids , according

Trump told Pelosi he would consider her request, a source told The Associated Press, and then he announced Saturday afternoon in a tweet that “The president’s action makes no distinction between [an immigrant] status violation and committing a serious crime.” The raids had been planned to begin

“This is not about fear,” ICE Acting Director Mark Morgan told ABC News Live in an interview on Friday. “No one is instilling fear in anyone. This is about the rule of law and maintaining the integrity of the system.”

Morgan said the goal was to deter more people from coming illegally to the United States. Of the roughly 144,000 migrants stopped by U.S. authorities in May, more than 105,000 came as families. The numbers represent the largest North American land migration trend in more than a decade.

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This week, the House and Senate will vote on emergency spending proposals that would provide the Trump administration with $4.5 billion in border security and humanitarian aid.

But with each chamber voting on a different package – neither of which addresses asylum laws - it’s unclear if lawmakers can reconcile the proposals and send a compromise to the White House before next week’s July Fourth recess – and the president’s July 6 deadline.

ABC's Quinn Owen and Devin Dwyer contributed to this report.

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