President Trump decided on Saturday to postpone raids and mass deportations across the country, which should start on Sunday to give the Democrats more time to reach a bipartisan agreement on the immigration crisis at the southern border.
] TRUMP DELAYS PLANNED RAILWAYS TO SEE WHEN THE CONGRESS CAN TREAT THE BORDER CRISIS
The change of heart occurred after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, called Trump on Friday and called for the raids cancel The situation told Fox News.
Mark Morgan, acting ICE director, said on Saturday in Fox News on "Justice with Judge Jeanine" that the shift would give Congress another chance at a bipartisan approach to actually come together can enforce the rule of law, positively influence this crisis and maintain the integrity of that system. "
The government has put pressure on Congress in the wake of the escalating crisis at the southern border when more than 1
" It is outrageous. Congress should come together and settle that, "Morgan said.
Despite the delay, Morgan insists that ICE's aggressive deportation tactics will not stop people being deported, whether criminals or non-criminals, who have a judicial removal order.
I have the green light for anyone violating Immigration Law here, I have the authority and support to prosecute, take consequences and eliminate them. "
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"It's not about the numbers," Morgan said. "We need to continue internal enforcement against anyone who's here illegally, including families, because [if] we do this, I promise the American people, we start to remove people who had final orders, including families, the numbers are going down, this crisis will be positively affected.
Morgan said that although he was "hopeful" that Congress would impose stricter restrictions to quell the growing number of illegal immigrants coming mainly from Central America to the US, he remains "skeptical" about achieving that of an agreement.