Rep Luis Gutiérrez on Why Hes Protesting Trumps Racist Policies Like Ending DACA

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- Earlier this month Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration plans to rescind the DACA program—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program DACA gives nearly 800000 young people the legal right to live and work in the United States President Trump and Democratic Party leaders are now attempting to strike a deal to protect DREAMers Last week Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi met with President Trump at the White House for a meeting aimed at enshrining the protections of DACA into law After the meeting Trump said any potential deal would rely on also approving massive border security On Monday morning dozens of undocumented activists and their allies shouted down Congressmember Pelosi during her news conference accusing her of using DREAMers as bargaining chips in her meeting with Trump The protesters demanded protections not only for DREAMers but for all 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States We speak with Congressmember Luis Gutiérrez Democrat of Illinois He is a member of the Judiciary Committee and the co-chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Democracy Now is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now today DEMOCRACY NOW ONLINE Facebook Twitter SoundCloud Daily Email Google TuneIn Radio