Connolly to Bring Dreamer As Guest to State of the Union
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) announced today that he will bring Nicolle Uria, a Northern Virginia Dreamer, as his guest to the State of the Union on Tuesday evening. Nicolle is currently a high school student at Annandale High School. Her family immigrated to the United States sixteen years ago. She currently has DACA but was not eligible to reapply following the President’s announcement to end DACA in September. Her DACA will expire in September 2018.
“Nicolle is a bright, talented student who until last September lived the American dream. She was looking forward to going to college and to run her own media company one day, until President Trump put that future in jeopardy with his callous decision to end DACA,” said Congressman Connolly. “She came here when she was just one year old. This country is all she has ever known and through her volunteer work she has made our community better. She and so many other Dreamers are exactly the young people we don’t want to turn away from our country. They are what makes America such a great nation.”
Nicolle’s compelling story was covered by the Washington Post.