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U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar

Arizona Republican Wants Police To Arrest 'Any Illegal Aliens' At SOTU

"Any illegal aliens attempting to go through security, under any pretext of invitation or otherwise, should be arrested and deported." — Paul Gosar

By Jake Jones | January 30, 2018

A congressman from Arizona said he asked Capitol Police and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ID everyone at the State of the Union address and arrest "any illegal aliens in attendance."

Republican Paul Gosar announced his request on Twitter. He also said he requested authorities "arrest those using fraudulent social security numbers and identification to pass through security."

This seems to be a response to reports that several Democrats are bringing recipients of Temporary Protected Status or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address. 

A disagreement over DACA legislation partially led to the recent three-day government shutdown. The two parties came to an agreement to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government through Feb. 8.