While millions of Americans will watch the president’s State of the Union Address at home, one young man from Nevada will listen to the speech from the first lady’s box in the same room as President Obama.
White House officials invited Alan Aleman, who has become the poster child for immigration reform in the Silver State, to the address after gaining the president’s attention.
Alan arrived in the nation’s capital Monday. He’s never been to D.C. before and says this invitation comes with a big responsibility to represent southern Nevada.
Alan’s sister, Yadira, 18, and her parents were beaming while talking about her older brother.
“You feel that excitement, you feel proud of him because of all the things he’s been doing amazing,” Yadira said. “My brother is doing the great things for the community.”