"And basically our conversation with Trump is, we don't want to hear about anything that you may want to do unless we have shared values around the Dreamers". The Obama-era policy provided temporary status for some people brought to the country illegally as children.
"And Pelosi - maybe she understands a little bit better today, or maybe not".
That was the protesters' message Monday: Holding signs reading "Fight 4 All 11 Million" and "Democrats Are Deporters", they chanted "All of us or none of us", seemingly demanding that Democrats fight to protect all undocumented immigrants from deportation, rather than just those eligible for DACA. The protesters called for reform that gives legal status to all immigrants in the country, not just young people.
'You're a liar! You're a liar!' they shouted, and 'Democrats created an out-of-control deportation machine!'
"Where was your resistance then?" the protesters said to Pelosi.
Meanwhile in San Francisco federal court, six immigrants brought to the United States as children who became teachers, graduate students and a lawyer sued the Trump administration on over its decision to end a program shielding them from deportation. After some White House pushback, they clarified with a follow-up statement: "T$3 here was no final deal, but there was agreement" to work toward one. "He's getting a lot of pushback from Republicans".
There are some, the protesters up in San Francisco, who said, 'All or none. The activists don't believe the Democrats are doing enough to stand up to Trump or to stand in solidarity with them. Given their distance from the president, he usually succeeded in shouting them down or U.S. Secret Service escorted them from the room.
"They call us Dreamers, but our ability to dream was taken away from us", Hernandez said. We have witnessed a number of similar scenes, and it is hard to think of one where a Democrat has responded effectually.
Half an hour after the press conference started, Pelosi left. "If you do not enforce it across the board, you are going to create a generation of entitled people", Ingraham said.
"We will not rest until we have competence in immigration reform", Pelosi said.
Dreamer and co-founder of the DACA Network Chirayu Patel said, "I have built a life here: gone to elementary, middle school, high school, and college".
The event began calmly with a smiling Pelosi at the podium surrounded by Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congressman Jared Huffman, community leaders and other Dreamers. "It's all or none".
Now Nancy Pelosi knows how Charles Murray, or any conservative speaker at Berkeley, feels.