AP: Nancy Pelosi: Brave immigrants make 'America more American'

February 23, 2017
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is meeting with advocates in San Francisco to hear their concerns about the president's recent orders targeting immigrants and refugees.

The San Francisco Democrat told more than a dozen people gathered at a federal building that immigrants who come to the United States with their courage and dreams make "America more American."

She said the country has some challenges now.

President Donald Trump has pledged to punish cities that provide sanctuary protections to people who are in the country illegally. His administration also is drafting a new order that would limit travel from seven Muslim-majority nations after a previous order was blocked in court.

Some immigrants have made emergency plans in case they are picked up for deportation by federal authorities.