Paul Gosar, a conservative Congress member from Arizona, is fervently opposed to immigration reforms giving DREAMers a pathway to citizenship. Gosar is calling for the arrests of young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, often called “Dreamers,” who attend President Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday night.
In a statement from Gosar’s office, he added he also contacted Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his request.
“Of all the places where the Rule of Law needs to be enforced, it should be in the hallowed halls of Congress,” he said in a separate tweet Tuesday afternoon. “Any illegal aliens attempting to go through security, under any pretext of invitation or otherwise, should be arrested and deported.”
Dozens of Democrats and one centrist GOP lawmaker are bringing such immigrants as their guests to the State of the Union amid the debate in Congress over whether they should be allowed to stay in the country.
There are 24 young unauthorized immigrants known as DREAMers who will attend President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night at the invitation of senators and representatives.
Gosar said he asked the Capitol Police and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to consider checking the identifications of everyone attending the State of the Union and arrest any immigrants they find in the country illegally.
Today, Congressman Paul Gosar contacted the U.S. Capitol Police, as well as Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking they consider checking identification of all attending the State of the Union address and arresting any illegal aliens in attendance.
— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) January 30, 2018