Illinois Democrat to Attend SOTU with Illegal Immigrant

Illinois Democrat to Attend SOTU with Illegal Immigrant

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) will be attending Tuesday’s State of the Union address with Gabino Sanchez, an illegal immigrant who has received, according to Gutierrez’s office, “multiple misdemeanor charges for driving without a license by local police over the past ten years.”

Sanchez resides in South Carolina and entered the country illegally when he was 15-years old. He is a husband and father of two children who were born in the United States. 

In May 2012, “Sanchez was granted a 12 month continuance in his case as he pursued relief from deportation”; he has been granted an additional month to apply for Obama’s Deferred Action program, which gives a temporary work permit to those who came to the country illegally as children and meet certain requirements. 

Obama instituted the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program via executive fiat last year, circumventing Congress.