House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said during a Thursday press conference that she believes DREAMers are the “inspiration” and “pride” of the United States.
Pelosi said she would not give border wall funding to President Trump and Republicans because there isn’t currently a hard deadline to address Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients.
“For nothing, would we give for the wall? No,” she asserted. “I mean, what would be our motivation?”
However, Pelosi insisted that Democrats would still oppose the immigration reform proposed by the president even if it addresses the concerns of DACA recipients.
“Let me say this and let me be very clear,” she said. “If the DREAMers never existed — and thank God that they do, our inspiration, our pride, thank God that they do — if they never existed we still have a problem with what the president wants to do with the bill.’