Washington Free Beacon
September 21, 2017
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Wednesday that she wants to pass legislation to protect illegal immigrant families who “did a great thing” by coming to the U.S.
The House minority leader’s comments came in response to protesters who shut down her press conference Monday, chanting demands that their parents be legalized and accusing Democrats of creating a “deportation machine.”
Pelosi agreed that expanded amnesty is the next logical step, but said that fully legalizing recipients of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) should be the first step to getting there.
“The list goes on and on about how we want to advance and protect the Dreamers until we can pass the bill, and protecting their families, of course, the logical next step,” Pelosi said. “Their families did a great thing for our country, bringing these kids here who are working, who are in the military, who are in school, who are a brilliant part of our future.”
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