February 12, 2013

One Texas congressman invites gun nut Ted Nugent to the SOTU, another invites an undocumented immigrant with a master's in nursing who cannot work in this country. This about as much as anything sums up the obvious differences in the two parties right now and voters notice.

via The Dallas Morning News

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey has invited an undocumented immigrant from Texas to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.

The undocumented immigrant to attend Obama’s speech with Veasey, D-Fort Worth, is Julieta Garibay. The 32-year-old woman moved from Mexico to Austin with her parents when she was 12-years-old.

Garibay is a graduate of the University of Texas, where she received nursing degrees. As a student there she co-founded the University Leadership Initiative, an undocumented youth organization that promotes higher education and civic engagement for immigrants.

Garibay could be the first known undocumented immigrant to attend a State of the Union speech.

“This is a big step for Dreamers and indicative of how far this movement has come,” Garibay said. “Congressman Veasey recognizes that and has always supported the cause.”


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