Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Illegal Immigrants Shout Down Nancy Pelosi At Promotional DREAMer Press Conference

Melinda Barton | 20 September, 2017, 05:58

In video accounts of the press conference, protesters were shown chanting "Listen to us", and "Do you know how bad it hurts?"

Pelosi was visibly shaken and tried unsuccessfully to calm the demonstrators down so she could give them the answers they were asking for.

Pelosi eventually left the news conference as protesters called her a "liar" and chanted "leave office".

The undocumented immigrant activists at Pelosi's speech said that Democrats carried considerable blame for the infrastructure that would allow mass deportations. "She says, 'You're not helping the situation.' The Democrats are the situation, and I'm not talking about the guy from the Jersey Shore".

Pelosi, who was joined by fellow Democratic Reps. "We don't want to see Dreamers being used as bargaining chips, and that's kind of what this is".

There are two theories circulating in my head regarding the negotiation skills of President Donald Trump: he's either way over his head and the Democratic leadership (Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer) are taking him to the cleaners; or he's insane like a fox.

Some rank-and-file congressional Republicans already have signaled there may indeed be room for compromise.

In early September, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the administration would end DACA, but not before giving Congress six months to come up with a plan to make the program permanent.

Diana Campos, a 23-year-old student who attended Pelosi's Sacramento event, said the "DREAM Act" Pelosi is promoting doesn't go far enough because it doesn't protect the parents of young immigrants.

DACA recipient Ivan Ceja told Carlson those in the country illegally will be holding both politocal parties accountable for promises made but not kept and for "not including us in the conversations". They also called for Pelosi and her colleagues to work to pass legislation protecting not just Dreamers who stand to benefit from DACA, but all undocumented immigrants now living in the United States.

He also said the Trump administration should "admit" that former President Obama "did some things right". "I understand their frustration, I'm excited by it as a matter of fact, 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, meanwhile, told The Associated Press on Friday that she and Schumer are looking for ways to build trust and confidence with Trump.

The group of young US residents in the country illegally and their supporters carried signs and shouted things like, "Shut down ICE" and "You're a liar" at Pelosi and the other lawmakers taking part in the event.

"Now is that a fair question?" she responded, before saying that she trusted Trump "is honest in understanding that the public supports, overwhelmingly supports, not sending these young people back".

"I sincerely doubt that we will be able to get to that level on corporate tax rates", he said on CNBC.

If the reaction of those at a gathering of social conservatives in Iowa over the weekend is any guide, Trump's voters are sticking with him and not immigration opponents such as U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who tweeted last week that if a deal is struck, "Trump's base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable and disillusioned beyond fix".

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