Trump Delays Immigration Crackdown

Men carry loads of supplies as they cross the Suchiate river from Guatemala into Talisman, Mexico, Friday, June 21, 2019. Mexico’s foreign minister says that the country has completed its deployment of some 6,000 National Guard members to help control the flow of Central American migrants headed toward the U.S
Men carry loads of supplies as they cross the Suchiate river from Guatemala into Talisman, Mexico, Friday, June 21, 2019. Mexico's foreign minister says that the country has completed its deployment of some 6,000 National Guard members to help control the flow of Central American migrants headed toward the U.S Oliver de Ros / AP Photo
Men carry loads of supplies as they cross the Suchiate river from Guatemala into Talisman, Mexico, Friday, June 21, 2019. Mexico’s foreign minister says that the country has completed its deployment of some 6,000 National Guard members to help control the flow of Central American migrants headed toward the U.S
Men carry loads of supplies as they cross the Suchiate river from Guatemala into Talisman, Mexico, Friday, June 21, 2019. Mexico's foreign minister says that the country has completed its deployment of some 6,000 National Guard members to help control the flow of Central American migrants headed toward the U.S Oliver de Ros / AP Photo

Trump Delays Immigration Crackdown

Cancelling a planned airstrike on Iran is not the only major decision President Trump has reversed recently. After announcing a wave of nationwide raids on undocumented immigrants in 10 major cities, the President pushed back the raids by two weeks pending a compromise with Democrats on asylum issues in upcoming immigration legislation. Last month, he also threatened to levy tariffs on Mexico unless it did more to reduce the number of Central American migrants entering the United States. With us to discuss are Susan Gzesh and Mony Ruiz-Velasco. Gzesh is executive director at the Posen Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago, and Ruiz-Velasco is an immigration lawyer, organizer, and executive director of PASO, or the West Suburban Action Project, a community-based social justice organization.