“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
– Winston Churchill
President Trump delays immigration raid
President Trump on Saturday delayed a massive immigration raid that was set to begin on Sunday.
“At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the illegal immigration removal process (deportation) for two weeks and see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the asylum and loophole problems at the Southern Border,” tweeted Trump. “If not, deportations start!”
The immigration raid, which would have unleashed ICE agents on 10 US cities, is Trump’s latest attempt to remove undocumented immigrants from the country.
He announced the delay after speaking with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who described the raid as a “brutal action which will tear families apart and inject terror into our communities.”
Earlier this month, he signed an agreement with Mexico designed to reduce the flow of Central American refugees to the United States.
In the meantime, lawmakers from both parties are reviewing a $4.5 billion border aid package to help deal with the influx of migrants arriving at the southern border.
President Trump and Kim Jong-un exchange private letters
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un received a personal letter from Donald Trump this week. He described the letter as “excellent” and promised to “seriously contemplate the interesting content.”
The White House confirmed the existence of the letter but did not provide details. “A letter was sent by President Trump and correspondence between the two leaders has been ongoing,” said WH Press Sec. Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Earlier this month, President Trump said he received a “beautiful letter” from Kim. Officials described the letter as a “birthday greeting” that contained no details related to the stalled denuclearization talks.
Trump and Kim signed a historic agreement last summer, but a follow-up meeting in February ended in disappointment when the two leaders failed to agree on sanctions relief and denuclearization.
The Trump Administration continues to demand complete denuclearization, while North Korea wants complete relief from economic sanctions.
The mysterious letter from Trump is the first major development since February and could indicate renewed negotiations between the two countries.
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