Some Democratic lawmakers are set to bring "Dreamers" as guests to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday night, and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) thinks they should be arrested upon arrival.
The Republican congressman and immigration hardliner announced on Tuesday afternoon that he had asked U.S. Capitol Police and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to check ID's of all State of the Union attendees.
"Of all the places where the Rule of Law needs to be enforced, it should be in the hallowed halls of Congress." Gosar said in a statement via Twitter. "Any illegal aliens attempting to go through security, under any pretext of invitation or otherwise, should be arrested and deported."
At least 27 Democrats are bringing undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children to the State of the Union, most recipients of protected status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that Trump decided to terminate back in September by March of 2018.
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Following the deadly protests in Charlottesville last August, Gosar said the white supremacist rally that sparked violence was carried out by an "Obama sympathizer" and "created by the left.
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