Trump calls for two-week delay in ICE raids ‘at the request of Democrats’ – Dallas News

The operation was scheduled to last several weeks and no one was exempt from deportations, including families, Morgan said, according to The Associated Press.

Trump, in his tweet, said he was pursuing the delay “At the request of Democrats.”

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Trump and asked him to call off the planned raids, according to AP.

Pelosi responded to Trump’s announcement of a two-week delay with a tweet of her own: “Mr. President, delay is welcome. Time is needed for comprehensive immigration reform. Families belong together.”

Democratic mayors in several cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Newark, N.J., protested the proposed raids, and some launched efforts to aid migrant families, The Washington Post reported.

Trump said he expected some cities to resist, especially so-called sanctuary cities where law enforcement officials have said they could decline to act on some immigration orders from the federal government.