Published: Fri, September 22, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Trump begins talks with Democrats about congressional help for DACA

Trump begins talks with Democrats about congressional help for DACA

The protesters, who were angry at Pelosi for trying to reach a deal with President Trump on the DACA program, chanted "You're a liar" and "All 11 million", referring to the total number of illegal aliens believed to be in the United States. VIDEO: TIMELINE: What led to Pres. Trump's decision to end DACA " I think where we might disagree is that we have an opportunity now to protect hundreds of thousands of DREAMers while we keep working on the bigger picture of comprehensive immigration reform", he said. The Trump administration has said it's not willing to do that for the estimated 1.1 million Dreamers who might be eligible.

After the event at Sac State, Pelosi said to the press that these protesters acted out of fear of not knowing what their future will hold.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pushed back Wednesday against charges that the Democrats aren't fighting hard enough to protect undocumented immigrations from deportation.

"A clean bipartisan Dream Act pass (is) really important to our dreamers, but it's also important to our country", Pelosi said.

Pelosi described her and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's recent dinner with Trump, which was seen as a coup for the Democrats.

The longtime California Democrat also noted that the protesters were concerned about other types of undocumented immigrants, which would require much more sweeping legislation that the Republican leaders in Congress would be highly unlikely to support or even consider. "Since you don't want to listen, we'll have to just stop".

"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".

In August, Trump threatened to close down the government if that's what it took to get the wall built over objections to "obstructionist Democrats".

As she was escorted out, Pelosi said: "They don't want the DREAM Act". Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman were giving a speech at College Track, a nonprofit that supports youth from underserved communities to overcome challenges to obtaining a college degree. Outside of the press conference, she told reporters that the protesters "don't want the Dream Act".

As philosopher Clark Griswold once said, "If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am right now". Thus, by allowing the administration to strengthen its "border security", Guillen and others are anxious that it would also then result in further harassment of people already in-country. According to the Washington Post, one of the provisions they discussed included "unspecified plans to bolster border security along the U.S. -Mexico border", in exchange for protection for all DACA enrollees-some 800,000 youth and young adults.

We have said to everyone - be very careful, report to us any deportations because they are telling us they are not happening. "Now, where we are having a fight is we told him no wall and he said 'I understand that.' Now we'll have to see where we go from here".

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