“The guests include families affected by illegal immigrant crime, persons granted relief through criminal justice reform, law enforcement officers and persons struggling with the opioid crisis.” All of whom have suffered at the hands of liberal policy and hate.
In fact, “three generations of family members of Gerald and Sharon David, a couple killed by an illegal immigrant in Nevada in January 2019, will accompany the Trumps to SOTU.”
“I will say that some of them will be border-related, some of them will be people who have suffered very badly because we didn’t do what we should’ve done in a very dangerous part of our country, and so that’s going to be a part of it, absolutely,” President Trump told reporters last week.
The list also includes Elvin Hernandez, a Special Agent with the Department of Homeland Security who has worked to combat human trafficking by transnational organizations, which highlights the humanitarian crisis created by an unprotected open border.
The full list of guests include:
- Debra Bissell, Heather Armstrong, and Madison Armstrong: Family members of Gerald and Sharon David of Reno, Nevada, who were killed by an illegal immigrant
- Matthew Charles: A former drug dealer who was the first prisoner released under the First Step Act
- Grace Eline: A child cancer survivor
- Ashley Evans: A mother who is celebrating one month sobriety after spending much of her life addicted to opioids
- Elvin Hernandez: A Special Agent with DHS specializing in combating human trafficking
- Roy James: Plant Manager of the Vicksburg Forest Products lumber facility, which closed down until it received assistance through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
- Timothy Matson: A SWAT officer who suffered multiple gunshot wounds while responding to the October mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue.
- Judah Samet: A member of the Tree of Life Synagogue and a Holocaust survivor
- Joshua Trump: A 6th grade student who is bullied for his last name
- Tom Wibberley: The father of Navy Seaman Craig Wibberley, a Seaman killed on the U.S.S. Cole
- Alice Johnson: Received clemency from President Trump after serving nearly 22 years in prison for a nonviolent drug offense
“This year’s guests come from all different walks of life, and each has an incredible story to tell. No matter their background, each one has something important in common: They represent the very best of America,” the White House said in a Monday press release.