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Nancy Pelosi Joins Asian American Leaders in Denouncing DACA

22 September, 2017, 00:40 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Morality Is Negotiable for Mr. Trump

"We have an agreement with the President to support a clean, DREAM Act", Pelosi told the OBSERVER.

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

Pelosi, in remarks to reporters afterward, took a pragmatic approach: "Trump has the signature", she said. President Donald Trump has given Congress six months to come up with an immigration reform package if it wants to continue protecting 800,000 immigrants brought into the USA illegally as children. They descended upon the stage near the end of Pelosi's remarks, which centered on the recent efforts of the Democrats to draft bipartisan immigration legislation with the deeply reactionary and anti-immigrant Trump administration. We have said to everyone - be very careful, report to us any deportations because they are telling us they are not happening.

Stephanopoulos asked Schiff if he viewed Trump's recent outreach to Democrats as genuine considering that Sunday morning the president retweeted a mockup of a GIF showing him hitting a golf ball that knocks down his former election rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

"Hey! Stop it!" she continued to yell at them.

Last Wednesday, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill This week: Senate wrapping up defense bill after amendment fight Cuomo warns Dems against cutting DACA deal with Trump MORE (D-N.Y.) huddled with Trump at the White House, where the trio agreed to the contours of a deal that would provide protection to DACA recipients and bolster border security measures. The decision by President Obama in 2012 to enact the DACA program was a consequential day for me, as I believed this was the first step to earn my American citizenship. And House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin "has made it clear he wants some kind of border security", Pelosi said. But these immigrant youths argued that democrats should be fighting now for all undocumented people living in the U.S.

Trump will need all the support he can get, because establishment Republican leaders are already pushing back.

If the Democrats take over, the president's happy memories with Schumer and Pelosi will be long forgotten, replaced with subpoenas and articles of impeachment faster than you can say "hashtag resistance".

"I know some people think this hurts the cause of undocumented folks, but undocumented people will always be scapegoated", Luis Serrano, one of the group's organizers, told the San Francisco Chronicle. They must have missed who won the elections in November.

Pelosi was alongside fellow California Reps.

'You're a liar! You're a liar!' they shouted, and 'Democrats created an out-of-control deportation machine!'

The group was apparently angry that Pelosi and Dem. Sen. minority leader Chuck Schumer have been negotiating with the president on immigration, in order to save the "Dreamers" from deportation.

"I think we will recall what happened when [Trump] went to Europe for his first big trip to Europe, when he urged our allies to contribute more under the obligations financially to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and to their military, to their own peacekeeping and defense", she said. Nancy Pelosi and Judy Chu, have called for the immediate passage of the DREAM Act, which would protect the DACA status of 800,000 young people, allowing them to stay in the only country they've ever called home.


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