Illegal Immigration Advocates Shout Down Nancy Pelosi for Not Going Far Enough With DACA

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was forced to flee her own press conference Monday. She had scheduled it to announce a deal with President Trump on the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. About 30 protesters from a group calling itself the Immigration Liberation Movement shouted her down at the joint press conference she held in San Francisco with Reps. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman.

DACA grants amnesty to 800,000 people brought to the U.S. as youth. The protesters want the government to give legal status to all 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.

DACA allows illegal immigrants brought to the country before age 16 to remain in the country with two-year permits that allow them to work or go to school. It does not go as far as the DREAM Act, a bill proposed in Congress in 2013. That bill would also provide them with in-state tuition, green cards and a path to citizenship. Pelosi supports “a clean, bipartisan DREAM act.”

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