WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - President Trump's widespread roundups of undocumented immigrants have begun.
FOX News White House Correspondent Kevin Corke confirmed the nationwide raids began overnight.
Fox News confirms ICE raids began overnight, via @kevincorke— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) July 14, 2019
The ICE agents are expected to target at least 2,000 immigrants whose deportations have already been ordered.
President Trump first announced the raids would happen last month. They were set to focus on 10 cities including Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami. The president announced on Twitter then that he wanted ICE agents to start the process of "removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the U.S."
But Trump later delayed the sweeps, saying he would give lawmakers two weeks to work out solutions for securing the U.S.-Mexico border. The decision came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi contacted Trump, requesting that he call off the raids.
Local officials in Chicago, Washington and elsewhere have decried the president's plans as inhumane and un-American.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.