Dems invite immigrants to Trump's speech to protest policies

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 24, 2017 at 2:50 p.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have invited immigrants and foreigners to President Donald Trump's first address to Congress. The idea is to put a face on those who could be affected by the Republican's policies.

Lawmakers typically get one guest ticket apiece for presidential addresses, as they will for Tuesday's prime-time speech.

The invite often goes to family or friends. This year, Democrats have invited an Iraqi-American doctor who discovered elevated levels of lead in the blood of many children living in Flint, Michigan.

They've also invited a Pakistani-born doctor who delivers critical care in Rhode Island and an American-born daughter of Palestinian refugees who aids people like her family.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois says his guest is someone who has contributed to this country.

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