Pelosi Stages Eight-Hour Speech to Push for Vote for ‘Dreamers’

The House Minority Leader took no rests during her record-breaking speech aimed at protecting immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation.

  • Published 7 February 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech Wednesday in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants — and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could.  Wearing four-inch heels and forgoing any breaks, Pelosi, 77, spent much of the rare talkathon reading personal letters from the young immigrants whose temporary protection from deportation is set to… Read at AP News