During a press conference in San Francisco on Monday, Dreamers protested House Minority Leader Nancy (D-CA) Pelosi for working with President Donald Trump on a deal to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) program. shouting her down with chants like “undocumented and unafraid.”
Dreamers went as far as disrupting Pelosi’s presser by storming the podium and shouting her down with chants like “undocumented and unafraid” and yelling, “you’re a liar!”
Following reports that President Trump was working with Pelosi to save the 800,000 Dreamers who reside in the United States via DACA, many supporters in Trump’s base were furious. Some even burned their ‘Make America Great Again’ hats. But now, Dreamers are unleashing their anger on Pelosi.
Pelosi, who was unable to speak or get a word in surrounded by Dreamers, finally had enough, saying, “Just stop it.”
Before being interrupted, Pelosi indicated that any deal with Trump on DACA would include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, saying, “We want that to be the basis of how we go forward.”
Back in 2016, however, Pelosi defended then-President Barack Obama’s administration for arresting and deporting 121 undocumented immigrants, most of whom were women and children seeking asylum.
“There were no raids in January,” Pelosi told The Hill in May 2016. “You know, people throw the term around, but in January fewer than, I think, 100 people were identified as those who should go back over the border. So they make it sound like they’re massive raids … but that’s discreet enforcement.”
Watch footage of the Pelosi protest below:
Dreamer protesters have disrupted a Pelosi presser in CA, asking for protections for Dreamer & their parents: https://t.co/o3zGNJvblL— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 18, 2017