|(El Paso, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced that Senaida Navar, a Dreamer from El Paso, will be attending the State of the Union address as her guest on Tuesday, February 5. Navar is currently an adjunct instructor at the University of Texas at El Paso and an immigrant rights advocate fighting to keep families together.“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.”