Salt Lake City Mayor Responds Amid Cancellation Of National Deportation Operation
Jun 24, 2019, 6:04 AM | Updated: 6:09 am
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A nationwide deportation operation for illegal immigrants was set to take place Sunday has been called off.
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski made it clear police officers will not cooperate with ICE in the event the event that such an operation does continue.
Biskupski sent out a number of tweets saying she and Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown made an agreement a couple of years ago that police will not enforce federal immigration policy or inquire about immigration status.
Over two years ago @ChiefMikeBrown & I made it clear that SLCPD officers would not enforce federal immigration policy or inquire about immigration status. As Washington leaders threaten once again, we reiterate this pledge which helps keeps #SLC safe. pic.twitter.com/HjjnagQ5Ta
— Jackie Biskupski (@jackiebiskupski) June 23, 2019
The mayor tweeted that Salt Lake City’s police is to ensure immigrants feel comfortable engaging with police, and that fear is no way to govern.
President Donald Trump tweeted that he called off the operation and is giving lawmakers two weeks to work out an agreement on the long-disputed border fight.
At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019