Dem bringing 'Dreamer' to SOTU: You'll have to 'break my bones' before threatening my guest

Dem bringing 'Dreamer' to SOTU: You'll have to 'break my bones' before threatening my guest
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Rep. Gerry ConnollyGerald (Gerry) Edward ConnollyLawmakers, media serve up laughs at annual 'Will on the Hill' Overnight Energy: Trump praises Pruitt for doing 'great job' | Lawmakers want criminal probe of Pruitt | Heckler brings lotion bottle to Pruitt speech Lawmakers call for criminal investigation into EPA chief MORE (D-Va.) fired back Tuesday at a GOP lawmaker who called for Capitol Police to arrest immigrants on the spot at the State of the Union address.

Connolly, like dozens of other lawmakers, is bringing a “Dreamer” as his guest to President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday Shows preview: Lawmakers, Trump allies discuss Russia probe, migrant family separation Seth McFarlane: Fox News makes me 'embarrassed' to work for this company  'Art of the Deal' co-author: Trump would act like Kim Jong Un if he had the same powers MORE’s speech Tuesday night. 

“No one threatens my guest,” Connolly tweeted. “You'll have to go through me and break my bones first.”

Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarOvernight Energy: Spending bill targets Pruitt | Ryan not paying 'close attention' to Pruitt controversies | Yellowstone park chief learned of dismissal through press release GOP offshore drilling proposal triggers debate Republican moves on Arizona coal plant show they don’t believe their own rhetoric MORE (R-Ariz.) tweeted Tuesday morning that he had contacted the Capitol Police and Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsObama administration official: Separating migrant families undermines Melania Trump's 'Be Best' initiative Obama Homeland Security Secretary: Trump immigration policy 'unsustainable' Trump rips Democrats for allowing MS-13 'animals' into country MORE to urge them to arrest undocumented immigrants in attendance.

In September, Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Obama-era program designed to protect immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, now known as Dreamers.

Lawmakers have been battling to come to an agreement on immigration that would fulfill the Trump administration’s border security wishes while protecting Dreamers through legislation.

Trump is expected to address immigration during his speech Tuesday. Earlier this month, the White House announced framework that would include a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2 million immigrants as well as funding for Trump’s border wall and new legal immigration limits.