An El Paso Dreamer will be in attendance as President Trump delivers the State of the Union address on Tuesday.
According to a news release, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar invited Senaida Navar, an adjunct UTEP instructor and immigrant rights advocate, to be her guest.
Escobar released the following statement on Monday:
“Senaida is the epitome of the American Dream,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “She has dedicated her life to advancing immigrant rights and preparing our next generation of leaders, all while experiencing family separation created by our broken immigration system and uncertainty as a DACA recipient.
“Like Senaida, Dreamers are part of the rich and beautiful fabric of our nation, that is why Congress must work to provide them with permanent protections, and bring relief and certainty to their lives, not use them as political pawns in exchange for a wasteful and ineffective border wall.
“As President Trump continues promoting a false narrative about El Paso – a safe border community – and threatening to cause another harmful government shutdown, tomorrow he will be confronted by the realities and faces of our border: a generous hard-working community that has suffered the consequences of his hateful and senseless policies.”
President Trump will deliver the State of the Union address on Tuedsay at 7 p.m. MST.