Apparently, Pelosi is now opposed to changing the law to make it possible to send back the 60,000 young illegal immigrants that have crossed out border this year.
— Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic
leader, reversed course on Wednesday and said she would not back changes
to a 2008 law that gave certain undocumented immigrant children broader
legal rights to enter the United States.
Ms. Pelosi had suggested this month that she could accept changes to
the Bush-era law that would expedite the deportation of children in
exchange for President Obama’s emergency $3.7 billion request to deal
with a sudden surge of unaccompanied minors at the border, mainly from
Since then, she said, Republican leaders have given little indication
that they will back that funding request. One of her own members,
Representative Henry Cuellar, Democrat of Texas, teamed up with Senator
John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, this week to introduce legislation
that would amend the 2008 law, which is intended to stop sex
trafficking, but which grants migrant children from Central America
extra legal protections that have made them harder to return quickly to
their home countries....
Ms. Pelosi, in an interview on Wednesday, said she had spoken with Mr.
Cuellar, and suggested it was not a friendly conversation.
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