President Donald Trump announced previous year that his administration would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, established in 2014 to protect 800,000 Dreamers from deportation.
The California Democrat quoted from the Bible and Pope Francis, as Democrats took turns sitting behind her in support. And she was using everything she knows about the rules of the House to do so. "What's wrong? There's something wrong with this picture", Pelosi said. But when the debate might happen - and what kind of bill Trump can support - is still unclear.
"Am I not lucky to become familiar with so many attractive Dreamers", said Mrs. Pelosi, adding that it would be a travesty to send them out of the country. By the afternoon, Democrats had submitted hundreds of stories that staffers printed out and rushed to the floor.
The source said she was wearing four-inch-heels while delivering the speech and only sipped water.
At one point, she lamented that she didn't have a rosary, so Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., gave her one. Susan Collins, who hosts the meetings, said "there'll probably be more than one [proposal] but it's too early to tell right now".
On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke for eight hours and five minutes in order to delay the vote on the Republican's planned budget which Pelosi's Democrats are hoping to squash - the GOP need Democratic support to make their bill a legal reality.
"So what is she putting on the table?"
"I think the fact that you have not heard from the Democratic Party, the Democratic caucus, from Democratic Party offices, you would think that there'd be hashtags galore supporting this effort - this unprecedented effort from Nancy Pelosi", Gutierrez told reporters Thursday.
As a massive bipartisan budget deal moved towards a vote Thursday, temperatures were rising on the left, where Democrats were fuming that - once again - immigration was being left behind.
Trump has said he is open to a deal for the Dreamers but only if he is able to build a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border - a main promise of his presidential campaign - and tighten up immigration policy.
Pelosi's Democratic colleagues took notice. Champ Clark (D-Mo.) back in 1909. "Would I want it to be all comprehensive?"
House Democrats have reversed course and started whipping members to vote against the bipartisan budget deal to fund the government and avert another shutdown. Democratic activists are fired up in opposition to Trump. Now, that sounds boring, but what's exciting for them is that means that they can get one amendment for every amendment Republicans get, and they're really pleased with that because it gives them an even chance to put together a bill together.
"Go out and holler", he added.