Trump accused of using migrants as ‘political pawns’ after delaying raids

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Trump says he will delay mass deportation raids for 2 weeks

Trump agreed to delay the deportation enforcement for two weeks so that Congress could fix immigration problems, including the migrant family loophole and asylum laws.

"If not, Deportations start!" the president said.

The tweet came after Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, known as Trump Friday and urged him to name off the raids, a source conscious of the topic told Fox News.

Following the president's announcement, Pelosi tweeted: "Mr. President, delay is welcome".

"The president's action makes no distinction between a status violation and committing a serious crime", Pelosi said, urging faith-based and other leaders to convey to Trump the value of US refugee resettlement programs. Instead, we should focus on the root causes in Central America that have compelled so many to leave their homes in search of safety and reform our immigration system with a view toward justice and the common good.

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Vice President Mike Pence is also scheduled to be in Miami, one of the 10 cities where ICE planned to conduct its operations, for the "Trump for Latinos" campaign to embrace Hispanic voters.

He said families can not be exempted from immigration law and said the law "must be applied fairly and equally".

"These are people who came into the country illegally, they've been served, they've gone through a process, a process of the courts and they have to be removed from the country", Trump said. "I would hope he would apply that same value to avoiding the collateral damage to tens of thousands of children who are frightened by his actions", she said.

Trump announced Saturday that he would hold off on planned ICE raids on illegal immigration populations in sanctuary cities. "This political standoff, when it comes to immigration and border security, has got to end", Thornberry said.

Pelosi said in a release the expected raids would "inject terror into our communities" and tear families apart. "In last 10 days, Mexico has done more to secure our southern border than Democrats in Congress have done in the last 10 years, and that has to change", he said on CNN's "State of the Union".

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ICE sent letters in February to more than 2,000 migrants whose cases the Justice Department fast-tracked as a way of sending a deterrent message to families considering crossing the US border illegally.

Mark Morgan, acting director of Ice, said the agency would target families that had already received a removal order from an immigration court.

Reacting to the president's decision, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Chicago is united in its support of immigrant communities, and criticized the planned raids.

"Families across the Denver area have been thrust into fear and uncertainty at the threat of ICE raids this weekend".

In recent months, border authorities have apprehended record numbers of families at the border, many of whom are fleeing poverty and violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and attempting to seek asylum in the U.S.

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"It is unconscionable that the Federal administration is targeting innocent immigrant families with secret raids that are created to inflict as much fear and pain as possible", said San Francisco Mayor London Breed, who leads a sanctuary city.

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