Immigration-Arrests Explainer

In this April 3, 2019, file photo, a couple who did not want to give their names embrace outside CVE Group as a bus from LaSalle Corrections Transport departs the facility in Allen, Texas. 

A Denver city agency is responding to President Donald Trump's delay of immigration sweeps in Denver and other municipalities by saying it is "sickened by the use of immigrant families as pawns in this political game."

The Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships issued that statement late Saturday.

> RELATED: Trump postpones nationwide immigration enforcement sweep

It said it will assist immigrant families with any questions about U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement policy.

Denver's Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs also signed off on the statement.

> RELATED: Hancock, DeGette respond to reports of planned ICE raids in Denver (VIDEO)

News of a nationwide ICE operation sparked concern among immigrant advocates.

It had been expected to begin Sunday, targeting people with final orders of removal from the country.

Trump delayed the operation Saturday, saying he wanted to provide lawmakers time to work out solutions to illegal immigration at the southern border.

> RELATED: A look at how immigration authorities make arrests

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