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03:35  06 july  2019
03:35  06 july  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Trump Says Delayed Immigration Raids Will Start After July 4

Trump Says Delayed Immigration Raids Will Start After July 4 President Donald Trump said Monday that U.S. immigration officials will start raids after July 4 as part of a nationwide roundup of undocumented immigrants. Trump announced the timeline for the plan to reporters gathered in the Oval Office. He had postponed the action about two weeks ago to see if lawmakers from both parties could work out a solution to U.S. asylum policies. Before the delay, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had been poised to start attempting to round up about 2,000 people in 10 cities, including Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago and Baltimore, according to media reports.

President Donald Trump said his postponed immigration raids in 10 major cities could start up on Independence Day unless “something pretty miraculous” happens in Congress on immigration reform. By selecting the national patriotic holiday for the beginning of the effort, he implicitly highlights the lack

Trump said late last month he decided to delay the raids for two weeks to see if Republican and Democratic lawmakers can get together and work out a solution, pressing for passing new restrictions on asylum laws which was opposed by Democrats who control the House. The two-week delay was

Trump says immigration raids starting 'fairly soon'
Trump says immigration raids starting 'fairly soon'
Trump says immigration raids starting 'fairly soon'

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday mass deportation roundups would begin "fairly soon" as U.S. migrant advocates vowed their communities would be "ready" when immigration officers come.

Thousands Are Targeted as ICE Prepares to Raid Migrant Families

Thousands Are Targeted as ICE Prepares to Raid Migrant Families Nationwide raids to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families have been scheduled to begin Sunday, according to two current and one former homeland security officials, moving forward with a rapidly changing operation, the final details of which remain in flux. 

(Tea Party PAC) – President Donald Trump has revealed that the immigration raids he had planned for 10 major cities could start up again on July 4th unless “something pretty miraculous” happens in Congress on immigration reform. He shared this during a press conference on Saturday during the

Immigration rights groups are gearing up for mass protests nationwide as President Donald Trump warns mass raids targeting undocumented immigrants will begin “sometime after July Fourth.” Speaking at a news conference during his trip to Japan earlier this week, Trump said federal

Trump, who has made a hardline immigration stance a key issue of his presidency and his 2020 re-election bid, postponed the operation last month after the planned date was leaked to the press, but on Monday he said the roundups would take place after the July 4 holiday.

"They'll be starting fairly soon, but I don't call them raids, we're removing people, all of these people who have come in over the years illegally," he told reporters at the White House on Friday.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last month said raids would target undocumented migrants who had recently arrived in the United States so as to discourage a surge of Central American families at the southwest border.

Immigrants sue to block Trump’s threatened new deportation roundup of families planned for Sunday

Immigrants sue to block Trump’s threatened new deportation roundup of families planned for Sunday Immigrant advocates sued Thursday to preemptively block President Trump’s threatened new round-up of thousands of undocumented families this weekend. The White House insists the raids — the same ones that Trump scrapped last month — will target immigrant families that have already been given deportation orders. But the ACLU says many of them have never had a day in court due to massive bureaucratic bungling. “The Trump administration’s threats against immigrants run roughshod over basic fairness and due process,” said Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

President Trump has directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders, an operation that is likely to begin with predawn raids in major U.S. cities on Sunday, according to three U.S. officials with knowledge of

President Donald Trump said Monday that U.S. immigration officials will start raids after July 4 as part of a nationwide roundup of undocumented immigrants . Before the delay, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had been poised to start attempting to round up about 2,000 people in

ICE did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's statement.

ICE operations are expected to involve "collateral arrests" in which undocumented migrants not directly targeted by officers are picked up in raids.

Government documents published this week by migrant rights groups showed some past ICE raids had more collateral arrests than apprehensions of targeted migrants. Migrant rights groups say this general, looming threat to undocumented migrants is harmful to communities and the U.S. economy, as it forces adults to miss work and children to skip school out of fear they may be picked up and separated.

"We have to be ready, not just when Trump announces it, because there are arrests every day and they have been increasing," said Elsa Lopez, an organizer for New Mexico immigrant and workers' rights group Somos Un Pueblo Unido.

Migrant apprehensions on the southwest border hit a 13-year high in May but eased in June as Mexico increased immigration enforcement.

Democratic presidential candidates criticize immigration raids as protesters confront Biden

Democratic presidential candidates criticize immigration raids as protesters confront Biden After President Donald Trump earlier this week announced plans for mass arrests of migrants across the country, Democratic presidential candidates went on the attack and issued warnings about the raids that will begin Sunday. 

Immigration rights groups are gearing up for mass protests nationwide as President Donald Trump warns mass raids targeting undocumented immigrants will begin “sometime after July Fourth.” Speaking at a news conference during his trip to Japan earlier this week, Trump said federal

But immigration advocates say the Trump administration has the capacity to go far beyond what President Barack Obama — who deported more than 2 million undocumented The recent raids are sending waves of fear through immigrant communities across the country, immigrant advocates say .

An increasing number of migrants are coming from countries outside Central America, including India, Cuba and Africa. The Del Rio, Texas, Border Patrol sector on Friday reported the arrest of over 1,000 Haitians since June 10.

Democratic lawmakers visited an El Paso, Texas, Border Patrol station on Monday and said migrants were being held in atrocious conditions, with women told to drink out of a toilet.

To "dispel" what he called "the misinformation," Chief Border Patrol Agent Roy Villareal put out a video showing fresh water available from a cooler and a faucet in a cell at a Tucson, Arizona, sector migrant processing center.

"We're not forcing aliens to drink out of the toilet," said Villareal, head of an area that in May apprehended nearly six times fewer people than the El Paso sector, a stretch of border that has borne the brunt of the migrant surge.

(Reporting by Andrew Hay in Taos, New Mexico; Editing by Bill Tarrant and Leslie Adler)

Trump admin officials defend ICE raids, but remain mum on details.
"The priority remains for ICE to get at criminals," Cuccinelli said. Acting ICE chief Matt Albence and White House aide Kellyanne Conway also spoke Sunday about the expected raids.

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