Rep. Lowey invites Pearl River Dreamer to State of the Union

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A Pearl River resident who fears deportation got an unexpected invitation to the State of the Union from Rep. Nita Lowey.

Hugo Acosta Mazariego grew up in El Salvador. His father moved him to the United States in 2005.

He has been able to make something of himself since becoming a DACA recipient, including working for Apple as a technician.

Mazariego’s DACA status expires in November. Following President Donald Trump’s plan to end the program, he's terrified he may have to go back to a country he no longer knows.

He recently wrote a  letter to Lowey. After reading it, the Democrat invited him as her guest to the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C.

Lowey, who is a supporter of DACA, believes Mazariego’s story will speak for the 800,000 other Dreamers that call the United States home.

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