President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he would delay the White House's plans to begin mass raids that were to begin Sunday against undocumented families.
Sharing the news on Twitter, the president said that "at the request of Democrats" the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) would delay its plans to seek out people with deportation orders.
Trump said he had approved the delay so that Democrats and Republicans in Congress could work out a new immigration compromise — a deal that has so far eluded the president and his allies.
Up to about 2,000 people in the United States were expected to be targeted.
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