GOP Rep. Refers To Obama Guest As ‘Deportable’
Congressman Steve King doesn’t like that a girl who came to America before she was one-year-old and now, at age 20, was attending the State of the Union address, is in America.
“#Obama perverts ‘prosecutorial discretion’ by inviting a deportable to sit in place of honor at #SOTU w/1st Lady,” King wrote. “I should sit with Alito.”
King’s Tweet likely refers to Ana Zamora, a 20-year-old student from Dallas who was invited to sit with Michelle Obama during the speech. President Obama’s 2012 executive action granted Zamora and thousands of other so-called “dreamers” legal status, including the possibility of obtaining work permits and drivers’ licenses.
The president’s November 2014 executive action further granted legal status to Zamora’s undocumented parents — a construction worker and a small business owner. In response, Zamora wrote a thank you letter to the White House that led to her being selected for the coveted seat beside the first lady.[su_csky_ad]