Pelosi called Trump Friday, asked him to halt ICE raids: report | TheHill – The Hill
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump: ‘I think I win the election easier’ if Democrats launch impeachment proceedings Hillicon Valley: House panel advances election security bill | GOP senator targets YouTube with bill on child exploitation | Hicks told Congress Trump camp felt ‘relief’ after release of Clinton docs | Commerce blacklists five Chinese tech groups Washington is mum as Nancy Pelosi threatens to hold debt limit hostage MORE (D-Calif.) reportedly called President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe global economy is a soap opera, expect some plot twists Huawei sues US government over seized equipment Trump defends planned ICE deportations MORE Friday night and urged him to call off planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids hours before Trump announced he had done so.
CNN reported Saturday that the House Democratic leader spoke with the president for roughly 12 minutes Friday night, hours before Trump announced on Twitter that raids in ten cities planned for Sunday for two weeks to give lawmakers time to reach an agreement on asylum policy and other immigration issues.
“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!” Trump tweeted on Friday.
Pelosi Saturday called the planned raids “heartless,” while aides to House Democrats told CNN that the party would not trust Trump to keep his word and cancel the raids even if a deal was reached.
“Democrats aren’t going to compromise their values,” one aide told CNN. “He’s walked away from several deals on immigration. We have no illusions here.”
The House leader thanked Trump on Twitter after the announcement of the delay.
“Mr. President, delay is welcome. Time is needed for comprehensive immigration reform. Families belong together,” she tweeted.
Mr. President, delay is welcome. Time is needed for comprehensive immigration reform. Families belong together. https://t.co/R9PDrfaKWj
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 22, 2019