An Arizona congressman known for his hard-line views on immigration called on the U.S. Capitol Police to arrest any undocumented immigrants who attend President Trump’s State of the Union address, after at least two dozen Democratic lawmakers said they would bring “dreamers” as guests to Tuesday night’s speech.
Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.) asked the Capitol Police and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “consider checking identification . . . and arresting any illegal aliens in attendance” as well as detaining anyone using “fraudulent social security numbers and identification to pass through security.” His tweets on the subject caused a wave of online outrage roughly seven hours before the speech was scheduled to begin.
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The young people protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would
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