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After DACA recipients confront Pelosi, others weigh pros and cons of Dems dealmaking with Trump




House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol September 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol September 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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A group of  young, undocumented immigrants interrupted a DACA press conference in San Francisco held by Nancy Pelosi on Monday.

The interruption occurred as an apparent protest of the talks the House Minority Leader held with fellow Democrat Chuck Schumer and President Trump on an immigration deal that would protect some 800,000 DACA recipients from deportation in exchange for stricter immigration reform.

“We are immigrant youth, undocumented and unafraid,” the group chanted at Monday’s presser.

“Shut down ICE” and “All of us or none of us,” they went on to say.

Some DREAMers see themselves as a bargaining chip in the fight over immigration reform. But others might just want protections for themselves and their families so they can continue to live the life they’ve built in the U.S. at any cost.

What do you think? If you are a recipient of DACA, call us at 866-893-5722 to weigh in on this conversation.

Guest:

Ed O’Keefe, congressional reporter for the Washington Post; he tweets @edatpost