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Pelosi called Trump Friday, asked him to halt ICE raids: report

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election GOP noncommittal about vote on potential Trump-Pelosi coronavirus deal Overnight Health Care: Trump takes criticism of Fauci to a new level | GOP Health Committee chairman defends Fauci | Birx confronted Pence about Atlas MORE (D-Calif.) reportedly called President TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE on 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 10 cities planned for Sunday had been delayed for two weeks to give lawmakers time to reach an agreement on asylum policy and other immigration issues.

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"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 Friday.

Pelosi on 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.