Donald Trump will be giving his first address to Congress on Tuesday and many Democrats will be there to speak against his unconstitutional executive orders.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is planning to bring a former Iraqi refugee to the joint address to show her opposition of Trump’s immigration and refugee restrictions.
According to the Associated Press, Warren will be bringing Tiba Faraj, who recently became a U.S. citizen after she came here with her family in 2010, as a guest at the Capitol.
Warren praised Faraj for her courage, resilience, and optimism. She says that Faraj embodies the American spirit.
Warren is not the only Democrat bringing guests to the president’s first congressional address. Multiple Democrats plan to bring people who have been impacted by Trump’s travel ban from seven Muslim-majority nations.
Multiple people have been detained at airports due to the ban, people who are in the country legally. That’s what Democrats will be exposing, the injustices of Trump’s travel ban.
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) plans to bring Sara Yarjani, an Iranian graduate student, who was here legally with a two-year student visa, that was detained for 23 hours at Los Angeles International Airport.
Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) plans to bring Hameed Darweesh, an Iraqi who served as an interpreter for the U.S. military during the Iraq War. He was detained for 18 hours at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport last month despite having a valid visa.
Trump’s ban was halted by the federal court. Now he is working on rewriting the order and it is expected to be done as soon as this week.