Kevin de Leon

Young immigrants shout down Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, said she understands the fears of young immigrants after they shouted her down Monday at an event where she planned to drum up support for legislation that would grant legal status to immigrants like them.

"We're in this fight to win for the dreamers, when it's easier and when it's harder," she told reporters later after a similar — but quieter — event in Sacramento.

"Dreamers" is a nickname used for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children or by parents who overstayed visas.

"I understand the fear that they have," Pelosi said.

Dozens of protesters marched...