WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Saturday (Jun 22) he was delaying a planned immigration sweep for two weeks to allow time for his Republican Party and opposition Democrats to find a political solution to the hot-button issue.The mass round-up of as many as 2,000 families who had been served with deportation orders or failed to show up for court appointments was expected to begin in up to 10 cities as early as Sunday."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 at the Southern Border," he tweeted Saturday.He added: "If not, Deportations start!"It was not immediately clear what legislative measures might be considered in the two-week reprieve. Immigration reform is a long-sought goal by lawmakers in both parties but meaningful change has remained elusive amid partisan rancor.Democratic US … [Read more...] about Trump says planned immigration sweep delayed for two weeks
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WASHINGTON, United States - US President Donald Trump has ordered border agents to begin a mass roundup as early as Sunday of some 2,000 migrant families that have received deportation orders, US media reported Friday. The news follows the president's announcement on Twitter Monday that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials would begin deporting "millions of illegal aliens," although he gave little detail. The tweet sped up operations that were already underway, according to unnamed sources cited by the Washington Post, NBC and CNN. The family roundup is likely to begin with pre-dawn raids in up to 10 cities including Houston, Chicago, New York and Miami. Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, is hesitant about parts of the operation, CNN reported. He has been urging ICE to mainly focus on some 150 families that had attorneys but have dropped out of the legal process and vanished, the Post reported. The US is facing a surge in migrants from several … [Read more...] about Trump orders immigration sweep targeting 2,000 families: report
Former vice president Joe Biden has so far dominated, outpolling Trump and topping the Democratic field WASHINGTON - A record 23 Democrats of diverse genders, races and political backgrounds are lining up to try to stop Republican US President Donald Trump from winning a second term in the 2020 elections.Though much will change in the more than 500 days to go before polls open, a nationwide Fox News poll released this week showed former vice president Joe Biden leading the pack.Here are five questions and answers as the campaign season in the United States begins:- How will it play out? - While the field will certainly shrink once the first votes of primary season are cast in Iowa in February, some candidates may call it quits after debates begin later this month.An unprecedented prime-time broadcast from Miami awaits: over two nights, June 26 and 27, millions of Americans will tune in to the highly-anticipated debut debate of the cycle.The Democratic National Committee … [Read more...] about The race to win the US Democratic primary: where does it stand?
Twenty Democrats will take the stage in prime time on June 26 and 27 in Miami -- in two groups of 10 -- as they battle to become the nominee who will challenge President Donald Trump for the White House next year. Former US vice president Biden, the unequivocal frontrunner, and liberal senator Sanders, who is polling in second, will be among 10 candidates sharing the stage on the second night. They will be joined by South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has surged from obscurity into fourth place in early polling, and fifth place Senator Kamala Harris, who launched her campaign to strong buzz but has struggled to maintain momentum. That leaves liberal Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is polling in third place and whose star has risen recently, as the clear headliner on the first night. Her primary on-stage rivals will be ex-congressman Beto O'Rourke and Senator Cory Booker. With the opening debate now set, the political stakes of the primary race were becoming clearer. … [Read more...] about Biden, Sanders to face off as 1st Democratic debate line-up set