DENVER -- It has been just over two months since Viviana Andazola Marquez’s father was deported , sending her studies at Yale University and plans to apply to law school spiraling.
But on Tuesday night the Denver-area woman and American citizen will have a chance to face the president — and Congress — she feels are responsible.
Andazola Marquez is set to attend President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address as a guest of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat. She is hoping to share her story with legislators in a push for changes to the nation’s immigration policies and laws.
“What I think that I’d like to say to the rest of the lawmakers, the Democrats and Republicans alike, is that the policies that they are enacting are having real day-to-day consequences on people all across the nation — their constituents included,” she said. “I really hope that they will think twice about what kind of deals they are making with Trump.”