Source: Pelosi Asked Trump To Call Off ICE Raids
SOURCE: TRUMP DELAYED IMMIGRATION RAIDS AFTER PHONE CALL FROM PELOSI
(CNN) – President Trump called off his immigration raids after a phone call from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
That’s according to a source familiar with their conversation.
The source said Pelosi spoke to Trump by phone Friday night.
She later publicly issued a statement calling the raids “heartless” and saying they would tear families apart.
Within hours, the president put the raids on hold for two weeks; saying he wants to give lawmakers some time to come up with an immigration solution.
The raids would have targeted about 2,000 migrant families in ten cities nationwide.
Pelosi later welcomed the delay.
But a senior Democratic aide said that Trump is using the raids to get leverage on immigration and that it won’t work.