Young immigrants shout down Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attempted to have a press conference calling for the immediate passage of the DREAM Act in San Francisco Monday but was disrupted by left-wing protestors who called themselves "immigrant youth" and shouted her down, angry about her negotiations with President Trump. Any agreement would not include funding to build Trump's signature policy goal, a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border, the Democratic leaders stressed.

"I understand the fear that they have", Pelosi said. He's since held meetings with Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to discuss renewing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and increasing border security.

The undocumented immigrant activists at Pelosi's speech said that Democrats carried considerable blame for the infrastructure that would allow mass deportations.

The protesters called for reform that gives legal status to all immigrants in the country, not just young people. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman speaking at College Track, a program to expand college access.

DACA recipients and their supporters have been pressing for what they call "a clean Dream Act", meaning protections without conditions.

"We're in this fight to win for the dreamers, when it's easier and when it's harder", she said at the Sacramento event. Dianne Feinstein has also been heckled at recent Bay Area appearances for her refusal to resist Trump's administration at every turn.

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Back in Washington, talks to sort out the specifics of the deal sought by Trump and Democrats are set to begin this week, but senior congressional aides said Monday that they had no details yet on plans to begin the talks or what they would focus on - if they ever commence.

"You don't know what you're talking about", Pelosi told the group.

"Where was your resistance then?" the protesters said to Pelosi. She recently signed a lease for an office and hired employees because she believed she could stay and work in the USA under the program, Gabriel said.

Trump and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also denied that the president ever reached an agreement with Pelosi and Schumer about the wall.

Pelosi said she has to negotiate with the president because "Trump has the signature".

"I wish they would channel some of that energy into the Republican districts so we can pass the Dream Act", Pelosi added later. "There's still a lot of things to resolve".

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