WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) announced today that Gabriela Hernandez, a resident of the Fifth District, will be his guest tomorrow evening at President Trump’s State of the Union Address.

“It is my honor to welcome Gabriela Hernandez, a DREAMer from Prince George’s County, Maryland, as my guest for tomorrow’s State of the Union Address,”said Congressman Hoyer. “Like so many DREAMers, Gabriela came to the United States as a young child, and knows no other country but this one as home. She is working hard to pursue her dream of becoming a social worker, and is an upstanding member of her community.”

“I am so glad that Gabriela will join me tomorrow evening,”continued Congressman Hoyer. “Each day, 122 DREAMers lose their DACA protections. I hope that the presence of Gabriela and other DREAMers at tomorrow’s address will remind President Trump and Congressional Republican leaders of the importance of working expeditiously to allow DREAMers to remain here and ensure they have a pathway to citizenship. I remain committed to protecting DREAMers and ensuring these young people – who contribute so much to our nation – are not sent to countries they do not know.”

Gabriela Hernandez is a college student currently studying at Prince George’s Community College. She came to the United States with her mother at the age of four from El Salvador. Gabriela has attended school in Prince George’s County since kindergarten, and hopes to transfer to a four-year university this fall where she plans to study to become a social worker.