On Saturday, President Donald Trump delayed the deportations of illegal aliens, who remain in the U.S. despite having been ordered to be removed. Trump said he had made the move at the request of Democrats.
Mr. President, delay is welcome. Time is needed for comprehensive immigration reform. Families belong together. https://t.co/R9PDrfaKWj
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 22, 2019
Not everyone was as hopeful as Pelosi. Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar tweeted out that the president’s “heart is in the right place. But this will likely result in nothing but bluster from Democrats for amnesty amnesty amnesty with no immigration reforms.
His heart is in right place. But this will likely result in nothing but bluster from Democrats for amnesty amnesty amnesty with no immigration reforms. https://t.co/jQWPZN74BH
— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) June 22, 2019
Pelosi reportedly called Trump on Friday and urged him to call off the raids, according to Fox News.
ICE as a matter of policy did “not offer specific details related to enforcement operations,” but stated that it prioritizes arresting and removing those illegal immigrants “who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.”
Last week, the president praised Mexico and Guatemala while complaining that “the only ones who won’t do anything are the Democrats in Congress.” The president was referring to the continuing humanitarian crisis as migrants pour across the southern border.
Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people…….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019