Turns out Pelosi spoke to Trump for 12 minutes about Congress trying to work out a ‘deal’ on migrants and asylum ….
This is Trump favorite thing…
Going to the edge to get a talk at a deal….
We’ll see how this goes….
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reportedly called President Trump 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….
Was this a set up to get Trump off the hook?
When President Trump announced his travel ban a week into his presidency, it was up to the Department of Homeland Security to implement it immediately. The result was chaos at our nation’s airports.
When Trump’s Justice Department announced a “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigration, it was again up to DHS to make it workable. The result was the controversial — and since rescinded — separation of families.
Now Trump is trying to quickly implement another controversial immigration plan, by launching Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids to quickly deport undocumented families, starting Sunday.
And the head of DHS appears understandably wary.
The Washington Post’s Nick Miroff, who has been breaking news like crazy when it comes to the situation on the U.S.-Mexico border, reported Friday that the raids would begin this weekend. The scale is large, with as many as 2,000 families targeted in 10 major U.S. cities.
But this time, Trump’s acting Homeland Security secretary is apparently conveying that he’s not on board with the plan for the “family op.” Kevin McAleenan, who has crafted a solid bipartisan reputation since taking over for Kirstjen Nielsen, has advised against such a quick implementation….