Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Congressman Joe Garcia (D-Florida) will join fellow members of Congress, along with several special guests, for President Obama's annual State of the Union address. Mayra Rubio Limon, a college freshman at Miami Dade College and DREAMer, will attend as Rep. Garcia's special guest.
"The opportunity to live in the U.S., to work hard, get a good education and provide a decent life for myself and my family, is all I've ever dreamed of" said Mayra. "I am honored to be able to attend this special event and hope President Obama and Congress will make it a priority to reform the laws that will allow people, like myself, a chance to share in the American dream"
Garcia, the original sponsor of comprehensive immigration reform bill, HR 15, has spent the last several months pushing for change for people like Mayra. “Mayra embodies the spirit of all those who come to this country seeking a better life for themselves and their families, yet are denied these opportunities because of their statuses as undocumented immigrants” said Garcia. "Comprehensive Immigration Reform is a top priority for Mayra, for the 11 million families in search of the American Dream. As the President addresses our nation tomorrow, it is my hope it will be his priority as well. It is not only the right thing to do for our communities, but also for our economy – one largely supported by the work of these immigrants."
Learn more about Mayra here.
A number of other DREAMers also will be attending President Obama's address. It is the second year that some undocumented students have been on teh invitation list.