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

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiUSMCA is nice but no model Anti-impeachment Democrat poised to switch parties Grassley urges White House to help farmers in year-end tax talks MORE (D-Calif.) reportedly called President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' 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.