President Joe Biden is set to deliver his State of the Union address in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, and an undocumented Long Beach City College student, Alexis Muro, will be in attendance.
Muro will join Tuesday’s address as a guest of U.S. Rep. Robert Garcia.
As an undocumented student, “Alexis is a great example of how important it is to support immigrant communities and create pathways to citizenship,” Garcia said in a statement. The congressman and Muro share similar backgrounds; both immigrated to the U.S. as young children and were raised in Southern California.
I’m proud to invite Alexis Muro, a @LBCityCollege undocumented student and future healthcare worker, as my guest to the State of the Union. Hardworking students in our country deserve the same shot at citizenship and the American Dream that was given to me.
— Congressman Robert Garcia (@RepRobertGarcia) February 6, 2023
Muro graduated from Paramount High School with honors and is currently an undergraduate student at LBCC. He hopes to transfer to Cal State Long Beach to pursue nursing and eventually serve the Long Beach community. Seeing the “national need for a trained and well-prepared healthcare workforce, as well as for meaningful immigration reform,” Garcia decided Muro would be the perfect guest.
“Hardworking students in our country deserve the same shot at the American Dream that was given to me,” said Garcia. “I am committed to ensuring that students and leaders like Alexis have an opportunity to give back to our country.”
“I am honored to join Congressman Garcia at the State of the Union Address to hear from President Biden about the progress we have made and the work we still have to do to defend our American values,” Muro said in a statement. “As an aspiring nurse, I am dedicated to serving my community and country. Congressman Garcia understands that immigrants make our country stronger and that is why I am so appreciative he chose me as his guest.”