Washington, After postponing an immigration-enforcement operation in June 2019, the U.S. administration plans to go ahead with the raids this weekend.

U.S. President Donald Trump said his administration will carry out nationwide raids starting on Sunday to remove those in the country illegally.

"I have an obligation to do it," Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday. "They came in illegally, they go out." Asked how many would be removed, Trump said: "We'll be taking them out by the thousands."

Trump said the raids would focus on criminals. He previously postponed the enforcement operation, saying he wanted to give lawmakers more time to change existing immigration laws.

Source: Jordan News Agency