White House Invites DREAMer to State of Union

Associated Press
Associated Press

On Tuesday, a DREAMer from Texas will be sitting with First Lady Michelle Obama during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

The White House officially announced that Ana Zamora will join 21 others as Michelle Obama’s guests tomorrow evening in her box.

Zamora, 21, reportedly wrote Obama a letter last fall thanking him for his executive amnesty.

“I was blown away. I’m humbled,” Zamora told the Dallas Morning News. “I never thought that a letter to the president would welcome me to the White House.”

Zamora qualified for Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and her parents will reportedly qualify for Obama’s most recent executive amnesty, which will protect the parents of U.S. citizens from deportation. Though Zamora, along with her parents, were illegal immigrants, Zamora’s parents will qualify because her brother and sister were reportedly born in America.

The House recently passed a Homeland Security spending bill that defunds DACA and Obama’s most recent executive amnesty, but Obama has vowed to veto any bill that defunds either action.