Nancy Pelosi Thanks DACA Parents for Coming Into the Country Illegally and Bringing Kids: ‘We’re in Your Debt’

| FEB 8, 2018 | 10:14 PM

During her eight-hour talk-a-thon on the House floor Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave a shoutout to parents of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients that left some people sputtering.

Pelosi spent hours reading stories about the people in the DACA program, 1.8 million of whom President Donald Trump has offered a pathway to citizenship.

The House minority leader’s speech was an attempt to pressure Congress to include an amnesty for all people who might come under DACA.

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Pelosi thanked the parents for bringing their children to the country illegally:

“I say to their parents: Thank you for bringing these 'Dreamers' to America. We’re in your debt for the courage it took for you to take the risk, physically, politically, in every way, to do so.”

And people noticed:

Mark Pantano was apoplectic:

Twitter user Joie wondered if Pelosi forgot for whom she works:

After her marathon talk session, Pelosi went on Twitter to once again thank the parents of DACA recipients:

It’s a rare moment for an elected official to applaud millions of people for breaking U.S. law.