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    Protesters call out Pelosi over Trump DACA deal

    Protesters call out Pelosi over Trump DACA deal

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    September 18, 2017
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    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi got an earful on Monday after protesters in San Francisco angrily confronted her for striking a tentative deal with President Trump over a program to extend legal protections to young undocumented immigrants.

    A group of protesters shouted “you’re a liar” at the California Democrat. The pop-up protest lasted more than 30 minutes and ended with a visibly shaken Pelosi cutting her scheduled news conference short.

    “You don’t know what you’re talking about,” Pelosi told the group. “It’s clear you don’t want any answers.”

    At one point, she said, “Just stop it.”

    As she left the event, she told reporters, “(Protesters) don’t want the Dream Act.”

    Pelosi was in her home city to call for legislation that would protect young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children or by parents who overstayed visas -- a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

    Trump recently announced plans to halt DACA. He's since held meetings with Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to discuss renewing it and increasing border security.

    The Democrats say a deal has been reached, but the White House has denied it.

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    Nancy Pelosi confronted by immigration rights protesters about her DACA talks with Trump

    By Ed O'Keefe September 18 at 3:19 PM

    Pelosi confronted by immigration rights protesters

    Immigration activists confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as she tried to hold a news conference Sept. 18. The protesters are upset she is negotiating with President Trump over the Dream Act. (California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance)

    Protesters angrily confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday — and she tried in vain to quiet them — about her emerging agreement with President Trump to provide legal protections to young undocumented immigrants.

    In a dramatic exchange in her home town of San Francisco, Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) appeared at an event designed to call on Congress to immediately pass the Dream Act, bipartisan legislation that would enshrine legal protections for hundreds of thousands of “dreamers” into law. But after Pelosi spoke, about 40 protesters walked up to the front of the room and started shouting, taking over an event where Lee, Huffman and other activists had yet to speak.

    She had just recounted to the crowd details of a dinner meeting last week with Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) where they discussed crafting an agreement that would couple the Dream Act with unspecified plans to bolster security along the U.S.-Mexico border. The deal would allow the roughly 700,000 people enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program to stay in the country after the program ends in early March. Trump pulled the plug on the Obama-era program last month, calling on Congress to make the legal protections permanent by law.

    “We made it clear that we cannot have any trust and conversation unless we address the Dream Act passed,” Pelosi said she told Trump, adding later that she wants the bill “to be the basis of how we go forward. We have made it clear: We are not giving up our fight to protect America’s dreamers from the cruelty of deportation.”

    As she concluded her remarks, roughly 40 people rushed the stage and started chanting loudly while Pelosi, her security detail, Lee and Huffman watched. They identified themselves as “undocumented youth” — presumably beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or other dreamers — but there was no way to clarify their status.

    “We are not a bargaining chip!” the protesters chanted, according to local reporters.

    “All of us or none of us,” they said later.

    The protesters demanded “a clean bill” — meaning that the Dream Act would get an up-or-down vote on its own without any language regarding border security attached. They “demanded” that Pelosi show a commitment to protecting “all 11 million” undocumented immigrants believed to be in the country.

    “We demand accountability. Democrats are not the resistance of Trump. We are!” they shouted.

    One male protest leader then started a call and response with the group, addressing Pelosi directly and pointing his finger at her: “Congresswoman Pelosi! You called this press conference in our name to defend the so-called Dream Act,” they said.

    “First you said you supported a clean Dream Act. And last week you announced that you had agreed and I quote you, ‘To work out a package of border security.’ Your words. Or were you misquoted? We cannot say, however, that we are surprised,” they added.

    They also complained that the Obama administration had systematically deported hundreds of thousands of people.

    “Where was your resistance then?” they asked.

    “Okay, you’ve asked your questions,” Pelosi said, cutting in.

    But they kept shouting, so she let them continue shouting.

    “You’ve asked some questions. You’ve asked some questions!” Pelosi shouted.

    “Let us speak! Let us speak!” they shouted in reply.

    “You have,” she said.

    After nearly 30 minutes, Pelosi and other invited speakers departed.

    Pelosi chased out of her own news conference pic.twitter.com/Afqnzu9woM

    The protesters were identified as members of the local chapters of RISE, Faith in Action and the California Youth Immigrant Justice Alliance, according to Pelosi aides. The activists are among the most progressive and vocal protesters and their tactics are not widely employed at similar events nationwide.

    Pelosi is not the first — and likely won’t be the last — Democratic official to be confronted by immigration activists. Several times over the course of his presidency, young immigration rights protesters shouted at President Barack Obama during official events, campaign rallies or campaign fundraisers. Given their distance from the president, he usually succeeded in shouting them down or U.S. Secret Service escorted them from the room.

    In this case, Pelosi had to stand by, with cameras rolling, as they continued shouting. Her own official Facebook page had been live-streaming the event and her aides encouraged out-of-town reporters to watch it, but the feed cut out as the protesters persisted. A Pelosi aide said later that “Internet problems in the room” were to blame.

    Speaking with reporters later, Pelosi said the protesters were “completely wrong” to blame Democrats for the nation’s current struggles to enact comprehensive immigration reform.

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    'You're a Liar': Pro-Immigration Demonstrators Confront Pelosi Over DACA Talks With Trump

    A group of DACA advocates took over a scheduled Dream Act press conference Monday, claiming Democrats created a "deportation machine"

    September 18, 2017
    By Riya Bhattacharjee

    Things got a little heated Monday when a group of young immigrants confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a pro-DACA press conference in San Francisco. Sam Brock reports (Published 4 hours ago)

    Things got a little heated Monday when a group of young immigrants confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a pro-DACA press conference in San Francisco.

    Several dozen young immigrants shouted down the top House Democrat, following her recent conversations with President Donald Trump over the future of a program that grants many of them legal status.

    "We are immigrant youth, undocumented and unafraid," they chanted, taking over a scheduled press conference Pelosi, along with Reps. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman, organized to call for the immediate passage of the Dream Act, a federal proposal that offered many of the same protections as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, but was never approved by Congress.

    The demonstrators, from the group Immigration Liberation Movement, appeared to be aiming at Pelosi's recent engagement with Trump on the future of the DACA program, which former President Barack Obama enacted to protect young people brought into the United States unlawfully as children. Trump said in early September he will halt the program in six months if Congress does not act to continue it.

    After smiling and occasionally trying to speak through much of the protest, an aggravated Pelosi told the protesters to “just stop it, now."

    The group cut off planned speeches from DACA recipients who joined Pelosi at the event.

    Protesters accused Pelosi and other democrats of deporting undocumented immigrants, asking for protection for 11 million undocumented immigrants across the country. They chanted: "Shut down ICE" and "All of us or none of us."

    “Democrats created an out-of-control deportation machine,” the protesters yelled. “Democrats are not the resistance to Trump.”

    “You’ve had your say, and it’s beautiful,” Pelosi told the demonstrators at one point. But the shouting did not stop.

    The group also called Pelosi a liar.

    "You're fighting deportation," the group asked, over and over again.

    "Yes, I'm, yes, I'm," Pelosi responded.

    "You're a liar, you're a liar," protesters said, attacking her about her efforts to stop deportation.

    "You don't know what you're taking about," a visibly upset Pelosi responded.

    Last week, Pelosi and Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer met with Trump twice and discussed a deal to extend the program. Schumer and Pelosi said they reached a deal with the White House that did not include funding for Trump's promised border wall. But the White House and Congressional Republicans say nothing is finalized.

    "It's clear you don't want any answers," Pelosi told the group. "It's clear."

    Pelosi then walked out of the press conference and told reporters outside, "They don't want the Dream Act."

    "I understand their frustration, I'm excited by it as a matter of fact," she said. "But the fact is, they're completely wrong. The Democrats are the ones who stopped their assault on sanctuary cities, stopped the wall, stopped the increased deportations in our last bill towards the end of April, and we are determined to get Republican vote for the clean Dream Act."

    Pelosi told The Associated Press last Friday in an interview that she and Schumer are looking for ways to "build some trust and confidence" with Trump. She says it does not matter whether or not she and Trump like each other.

    Trump has said he wants to protect DACA recipients, despite his decision to wind down the program doing so over six months.

    Pelosi released a statement after Monday's chaotic press conference, saying that she had talked with immigration groups about their concerns but never received a request for a meeting with Immigration Liberation Movement.

    "Congresswoman Pelosi and her staff have met with dozens of immigration groups and advocates across the country this year alone to listen to their concerns and find a pathway forward to secure citizenship for 800,000 DREAMers in our country. She will continue to work with advocates in efforts to pass the DREAM Act," the statement read.

    "Dreamers" is a nickname used for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children or by parents who overstayed visas.

    Following the Trump administration's decision to end the DACA initiative, communities across the country began fighting back to lobby for the protection of young immigrants.

    Six immigrants brought to the United States as children sued the Trump administration on Monday over its decision to end DACA.

    The lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco alleges the move violated the constitutional rights of immigrants who lack legal status and provided information about themselves to the U.S. government so they could participate in the program.

    The lawsuit joins others filed over President Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA, which has allowed nearly 800,000 immigrants to obtain work permits and deportation protection since 2012.

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    DACAs are not Dreamers, they're Dangers.
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    I hope her little brains melted when she went home!

    No "Dream Act"...shut this down

    No path to stay!
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    NO DACA - NO AMNESTY - NO PATH TO STAY - LET WORK PERMITS EXPIRE
    DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS WITHIN 24 HOURS
    END BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP!

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