However, soon after her press conference began, a troops of protesters who identified themselves as undocumented youth and their supporters crashed the room and started shouting Pelosi down. "You've had your say, and it's attractive music to our ears", she told the crowd as it erupted again in loud shouts pressing for protections for "Dreamers".
Laith Ocean, a 20-year-old Northern California junior college student who was among the protesters who shut down Pelosi's event Monday, said Wednesday that the students had acted to make their voices heard.
Pelosi says passing the so-called "DREAM Act" to protect young immigrants is just the first step and Democrats will pursue comprehensive immigration reform.
Pelosi described her and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's recent dinner with Trump, which was seen as a coup for the Democrats.
At one point, the protesters shouted, "You have the audacity to tell us that you have been fighting deportation?!" The exuberant mood was a far distant from the uncomfortable setting in the Bay Area, where she was called a "liar" by young immigrants who claim she and Democrats were not fighting to end deportation.
Democratic lawmakers shut out of governance for much of this year now find themselves at the center of high-stakes negotiations with President Donald Trump that could achieve a prize they have sought for almost a decade: permanent legal status for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants.
This season, tune in as Democratic congressional leaders - who have a lot of time on their hands because they're not busy coming up with a message to win back disaffected voters who abandoned their party - teach President Trump the illusion of the deal.
Trump has denied a deal was made but tweeted his support for it eventually happening, writing, "Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military?"
One small sign that Trump actually wants to be more than a glorified circus performer: his decision to work with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on a hurricane relief bill that also raised the debt limit and funded the government for three months.
Later in Sacramento, Pelosi said Democrats believe they have a deal with Trump to support a "clean" bill without border security or other attachments.
"Dreamers are counting on us to do the right thing and stand by our values", Matsui said.
We have said to everyone - be very careful, report to us any deportations because they are telling us they are not happening.
Schumer and Pelosi said they reached a deal with the White House on legislation that would offer eventual citizenship to the immigrants in question. And it was less than a month ago when Pelosi said Trump should be given a formal censure by Congress for how he responded to the violent neo-Nazi clashes in Charlottesville. "And that's our threshold", she said. Outside of the press conference, she told reporters that the protesters "don't want the Dream Act".
The Dreamers are not children, as globalist opponents of border security pretend.