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Dreamers get loud, disruptive at Nancy Pelosi event in San Francisco

A Deal on DACA Would Be the Ultimate Test of Trump's Base

A group has gathered at an event in San Francisco where they interrupted Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi as she was set to speak in support of the Dream Act.

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

"The list goes on and on about how we want to advance and protect the Dreamers until we can pass the bill, and protecting their families, of course, the logical next step", Pelosi said.

Elizabeth Garcia-Garfias, a 22-year-old student at the Sacramento event, said she appreciated the show of support from Pelosi and several Democratic members of Congress who joined her.

On Monday, protesters went after Pelosi for working across the aisle with President Donald Trump to reach an understanding on the future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which benefits undocumented immigrant children born outside the United States who are now living in the country illegally.

Most Democrats and Independents say it's unlikely Congress will pass immigration reform in the next six months.

A new poll shows that only 35% of likely US voters think it's likely comprehensive immigration reform legislation will pass the Senate and House and be signed by President Trump in the next six months.

"We undocumented youth will not be a bargaining chip for Trump", the protesters shouted, according to KCBS.

One male protest leader then started a call and response with the group, addressing Pelosi directly and pointing his finger at her: "Congresswoman Pelosi!"

Pelosi is in her home city to call for legislation that would protect young immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children or by parents who overstayed visas.

Trump had promised to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, enacted by President Barack Obama in an executive order.

Last week, Pelosi and Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer met with Trump twice and discussed a deal to extend the program. They repeatedly called the minority leader a "liar".

The second speaker closed by calling on all undocumented immigrants to unite against the deportation policies of Trump and the Democrats, saying, "We send a clear message to our fellow undocumented youth and communities: We are the resistance to Trump!"

"I think he's frustrated", Rollins said of President Trump. Democrats should reciprocate in good faith by providing new funding for border security - even though its necessity is arguable given that illegal crossings have fallen for years and plummeted since Trump assumed office. "Now there is personal ambition in our caucus, there's no question about that, but I feel very confident in the full support that I have in my caucus", Pelosi said. She said it does not matter whether or not she and Trump like each other. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), staged an event in San Francisco to promote the DREAM Act. "We insisted that the bipartisan DREAM Act would be the basis for that protection and that we would review border security measures that didn't include building a wall".