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President Trump said he will issue a 2-week delay on what he called the "Illegal Immigration Removal Process," referencing planned mass ICE raids scheduled for Sunday morning in 10 U.S. cities.

A tweet previously embedded here has been deleted or was tweeted from an account that has been suspended or deleted.

Why it matters: The 10-city Immigration and Customs Enforcement roundup aimed to deport around 2,000 undocumented families, targeting those with final orders of removal.

The backdrop: Trump's tweet emerged after he defended the plan earlier on Saturday, saying that “exportation raids are groups of very, very good law enforcement people going by the law, going by our court system taking people out who came in illegally and out legally.”

  • Some cities targeted by the the Trump administration's planned mass ICE raids already issued statements that they would not participate or cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, the Washington Post reports.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for Trump to cancel the raids on Saturday.

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No one in Washington is happy with Facebook

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The Oversight Board's decision Wednesday to uphold Facebook's suspension of former President Trump found few fans in Washington and exposed the company to a new round of attacks.

Why it matters: While the board urged Facebook back to the drawing board to better define its rules and processes around political speech, political actors on both left and right agree that the social media giant already has too much power.

Erica Pandey, author of @Work
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Two tales of jobs in tech hubs

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Data: Indeed; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

Jobs are coming back more slowly in America's top tech centers than in other cities — but it's not the tech jobs that are lagging, according to a new analysis from the jobs site Indeed.

What's happening: Pandemic-era remote work is still keeping white-collar workers in tech hubs at home, and that's slowing down the recovery of local shops and restaurants in those communities.

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Oversight Board knocks Facebook for "lazy" Trump referral

Axios: Sarah Grillo

The independent Oversight Board sent the case of former President Trump's suspension from Facebook back to the company Wednesday because it found Facebook's original referral of the case to be "lazy," a member of the board told Axios.

What they're saying: "[W]e felt it was a bit lazy of Facebook to be sending over to us a penalty suggestion that didn't exist in their own rulebook, so to speak, in their own community standards," said former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, an Oversight Board member, at an Axios event.