Trump says he will delay deportation raids for two weeks

Reuters Washington Jun 23, 2019, 07.02 AM(IST)

US President Donald Trump. Photograph:( Reuters )

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In a Twitter message Saturday afternoon, Trump said at "the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems."

US President Donald Trump said he will delay mass deportation raids scheduled for Sunday as he seeks compromise with Democratic leaders on immigration issues.

In a Twitter message Saturday afternoon, Trump said at "the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems."

Trump warned that if no compromise is reached, "Deportations start!"