Cotton: 'Healthy skepticism warranted' when dealing with Democrats on immigration

Cotton: 'Healthy skepticism warranted' when dealing with Democrats on immigration
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Sen. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonLawmakers introduce bill to block U.S. companies from doing business with Huawei Five things to know about Iran's breaches of the nuclear deal Hillicon Valley: Trump gets pushback after reversing course on Huawei | China installing surveillance apps on visitors' phones | Internet provider Cloudflare suffers outage | Consumer groups look to stop Facebook cryptocurrency MORE (R-Ark.) said on Sunday that he supported President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' MORE's plan to deport a large number of migrants who are in the U.S. illegally. 

Trump on Saturday announced a two-week delay for a plan to deport as many 2,000 migrant families in an effort to give Congress a chance to work on immigration reform. The plan was to involve pre-dawn raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in major U.S. cities.
 
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"If we can't deport people like that, who can we deport?" he asked." That's why the Democrat's position comes down to open borders. If you can't deport an illegal alien who has a final and legal order of removal adjudicated by an immigration judge, who can you deport?"
 
As late as Saturday morning, the president was defending the plan, tweeting, "The people that Ice will apprehend have already been ordered to be deported. This means that they have run from the law and run from the courts. These are people that are supposed to go back to their home country. They broke the law by coming into the country, & now by staying.”