TRUMP Delays Action against Undocumented People

PRESIDENT Donald John Trump’s abrupt announcement on delaying nationwide raids to deport undocumented families has sparked speculation across the nation. The POTUS, who has announced to seek –re-election to the White House in 2020 and is being pilloried on his pet subjects by the Democrats, especially by the people of Hispanic origin and human rights activists, has however not yielded to abandon the draconian measures saying he will unleash Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in two weeks, if his political opponents do not come on board to endorse his proposed changes in asylum law, reports The New York Times. The announcement made at Camp David was the president’s latest attempt to pressure his adversaries into making immigration changes. Incidentally, with the same objective in view, he recently threatened to impose tariffs on Mexico unless it took more effective measures to prevent migrants from coming into the United States. Immigration agents were planning at his dictate to launch operation on undocumented immigrants mostly from neighbouring Mexico in 10 major cities. These include Miami, Los Angeles, Baltimore and Chicago. Officials said on Friday that they had targeted about 2,000 families intending to demonstrate their strict enforcement of immigration laws. Children of immigrants including those born in the United States had faced the prospect of being forcibly separated from their undocumented parents. Mark Morgan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, had earlier made it public that his agency would begin the raids in future. Surprising political analysts Trump disclosed on Twitter that they would start the following week. Officials would deport millions of people and sending panic through cities across the country. The president’s abrupt reversal on Saturday came as lawmakers were considering a measure to send $4.5 billion in humanitarian aid to the border, money the Trump administration has said is urgently needed to curb influx of migrants, The New York Times added. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested undocumented immigrants last year in Brooklyn. Before their plans were delayed on Saturday, agents had prepared to sweep into immigrant communities.

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