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 CottonGOP rep introduces bill to block intelligence sharing with countries using Huawei for 5G Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers say Facebook deepfake ban falls short | House passes bills to win 5G race | Feds sound alarm on cyberthreat from Iran | Ivanka Trump appearance at tech show sparks backlash Cotton introduces bill blocking intel sharing with countries relying on Huawei for 5G MORE (R-Ark.) said on Sunday that he supported President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign 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.”