Immigration activists interrupted a press event in San Francisco, #California and shouted down House Minority Leader #NancyPelosi (D-California) and two other Congressional #Democrats from the state.
Representatives #BarbaraLee and #JaredHuffman joined Pelosi on Monday at College Track San Francisco to promote the revived #DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act, aimed at almost 700,000 immigrants brought into the US illegally as children.
Earlier this month, the #Trump administration announced it would scrap the executive decision protecting these immigrants from #deportation, known as #DACA, and give #Congress a six-month deadline to come up with a law.About a hundred “Dreamers” crashed the event and talked over the #Democratic lawmakers, according to #SanFranciscoChronicle reporter #EvanSernoffsky.You're a liar!" and "You met with Trump and you call that resistance?" they shouted at Pelosi, according to KTVU-TV. #Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader #ChuckSchumer (D-New York) dined with Trump last week to discuss the #DREAMAct.On Saturday, California’s state legislature passed the California Values Act, or #SenateBill54, a measure proposed by Democrats that would make the entire state a “sanctuary” for immigrants in the #US illegally.
However, some of the bill’s original provisions were amended to allow police to share information with #immigration authorities in cases involving people convicted of certain crimes, the #LosAngelesTimes reported.#RTnews#reuters