Published: Tue, September 19, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Nancy Pelosi Shouted Down by Immigration Activists at News Conference

Nancy Pelosi Shouted Down by Immigration Activists at News Conference

Things got heated when a group of young immigrants called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi a "liar" over her immigration policy at a press conference in San Francisco on Monday.

Pelosi was attending an an event in San Jose with California Reps.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday night said they had reached a deal with President Donald Trump that would protect certain unauthorized immigrants as part of a broader border-security agreement. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman, was expected to call for the immediate passage of the Dream Act, a federal proposal that was never approved by Congress but offered numerous same protections as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

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The Democratic leader was barely able to speak over the chorus of chants Monday, including shouts of "undocumented and unafraid".

Pelosi, standing behind a podium decorated with a sign that said #protectdreamers, said "Make America dream again".

A short time into her remarks, several supporters of DACA stood up and began shouting at Pelosi.

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Pelosi then tried to bring the press conference back to regular order, telling the protesters that it is "beautiful to our ears" to hear their opinion. "Democrats created an out-of-control deportation machine and handed it over to Trump".

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Moments later, she was forced to leave the news conference.

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The Dream Act is the official legislation to replace the Obama-era immigration program known as DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which President Trump announced he would end in six months.

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