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GOP lawmaker: Undocumented immigrants at State of the Union should be arrested
|Last Edited||IndyGeorgia Jan 30, 2018 08:14pm|
|News Date||Tuesday, January 30, 2018 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||A Republican lawmaker said Tuesday that undocumented immigrants in attendance at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address should be “arrested and deported.” |
“Of all the places where the Rule of Law needs to be enforced, it should be in the hallowed halls of Congress," Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) wrote on Twitter. "Any illegal aliens attempting to go through security, under any pretext of invitation or otherwise, should be arrested and deported."
The status of undocumented immigrants, and especially of those brought to the U.S. as children, has become a central issue in recent weeks, with an impasse over their fate prompting a brief government shutdown earlier this month. Democrats have demanded that protections for so-called Dreamers be codified into law, and multiple Democratic lawmakers have invited Dreamers as guests to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address at the Capitol.
Gosar, an immigration hawk whose Twitter account bears a post reading “no amnesty—period” pinned at the top, said he has asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the U.S. Capitol Police to “consider checking identification of all attending the State of the Union address and arresting any illegal aliens in attendance.”
He also requested the arrest of any attendee who uses fraudulent identification or a fake social security number as they pass through security.
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