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These DREAMer College Students Will be Attending the State of the Union Speech

Democrats are bringing college students to Washington to signal their intent to protect Dreamers.

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Some Democratic lawmakers are ready to emphasize to President Trump where they stand on the DACA immigration situation, by bringing DREAMers — undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children — to Capitol Hill for the president’s first State of the Union address tomorrow night.

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And college students will be represented in the gallery, with Oregon leading the way.

Sen. Ron Wyden will have Daysi Bedolla — a DACA recipient and the student body president at Eastern Oregon University— as his guest, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting via Time.

Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader extended an invite to Juan Carlos Navarro, a graduate student at Oregon State University.

Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer said he would be boycotting the speech, but sending Aldo Solano, a Portland Community College student orginally from Mexico, in his place.

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Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth asked Leo Salinas Chacón, a student at the University of Louisville, to attend as his guest tomorrow night.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Leo as my guest for this address and I’m glad to know that he will be among those staring back at this President, reminding him that we are a nation built by and for individuals of all ethnicities and nationalities, representing every race, color, and creed,” Yarmuth said in a statement.

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