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

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Democrats deals to bolster support for relief bill | Biden tries to keep Democrats together | Retailers fear a return of the mask wars Here's who Biden is now considering for budget chief Biden urges Democrats to advocate for rescue package MORE (D-Calif.) reportedly called President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee 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.