Nancy Pelosi gives record eight-hour speech on Dreamers


Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader in the US House of Representatives, has given a record-breaking eight-hour speech in an attempt to persuade Republicans to allow a vote on protecting Dreamers, young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children. Wearing four-inch heels and forgoing any breaks, Pelosi, 77, spent much of her speech reading personal letters from young immigrants whose temporary protection from deportation is set to expire next month. She also quoted from the Bible and Pope Francis, while Democrats took turns sitting behind her in support. The Office of the House Historian said it was the longest continuous speech in the chamber on record.(theguardian)…[+]