Pelosi Battles Pro-Amnesty Demonstrators At DREAM Act Event

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"We are not your bargaining chip!" the group shouted while many held signs that read "Democrats Are Deporters" and "Fight 4 All 11 Million"-a reference to the full number of undocumented people estimated to live in the United States, as opposed to the approximately 800,000 who DACA is created to protect".

"Stop it. Just stop it now", Pelosi repeated over and over.

Pelosi and Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Jared Huffman, D-Calif., appeared at an event in her home town of San Francisco to call on Congress to immediately pass the Dream Act, bipartisan legislation that would enshrine legal protections for hundreds of thousands of "dreamers" into law.

In addition to ensuring recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program can stay in the country, Trump's apparent agreement to work with Democrats reportedly includes tougher border security measures, something immigration advocates say is a non-starter. "Democrats are not the resistance to Trump". But the White House and Congressional Republicans say nothing is finalized. "Did you think we would forget?" they chanted, as Pelosi and her staff tried to reclaim order. But the shouting did not stop. Dianne Feinstein, also of San Francisco, was booed after she called for patience in dealing with Trump, saying she hoped he would change for the better.

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Pelosi, meanwhile, told The Associated Press last Friday in an interview that she and Schumer are looking for ways to "build some trust and confidence" with Trump.

Six immigrants brought to the United States as children sued the Trump administration on Monday over its decision to end DACA.

Among the Dreamers suing in this latest action is San Diego attorney Dulce Garcia and a fourth-year medical student and Master's candidate from Harvard whose DACA work authorization expires in January 2019.

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