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Yahoo! BooksJun 23, 2019
Trump Sets Deadline for Asylum Changes, Vows Deportation Raids
(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump gave Democrats two weeks to work on immigration reform and stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, but cast doubt on getting action from Congress and vowed to go ahead with a roundup of people facing deportation."I want to give the Democrats every last chance to quickly negotiate simple changes to Asylum and Loopholes," Trump said in a tweet on Sunday, referring to laws he's seeking to change. "Probably won't happen, but worth a try. Two weeks and big Deportation begins!"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke by telephone with Trump Friday night, asking him to call off the raids, according to a person familiar with the discussion. Pelosi said the delay was welcome. "Time is needed for comprehensive immigration reform," she tweeted.Officials in some cities where raids were planned protested and vowed non-cooperation. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she'd ordered police to cut federal agents' access to databases related to immigration enforcement activities. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo on ABC said rounding up immigrants "stokes fear and panic" in the community.Trump began last week with a vow to begin deporting "millions" of undocumented migrants, focusing on one of his signature issues as he tries to make the case that voters should re-elect him in 2020. He's also putting pressure on Democrats, who've been using a funding bill they hope will block his immigration policies. Trump faulted their plans on Sunday. Democrats Refuse"If the Democrats would change the

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