Veasey, D-Fort Worth, said it was important for him to invite Garibay, who moved to Texas from Mexico with her parents when she was a child and has been a leader in the Dream Act movement, which seeks ot let young undocumented immigrants gain citizenship if they attend college or join the military.
"Today's DREAMers are leading one of the most important civil rights movements of our generation," Veasey said in a statement. "I'm excited to have Julieta join me at the President's State of the Union address.
"Julieta and I are close allies in the fight for comprehensive immigration reform and together, we will ensure that the voices of our DREAMers and those of the 11 million undocumented immigrant community are heard."
Garibay has earned several college degrees in Texas.
President Barack Obama has asked Congress to review the immigration system and give immigrants a path to citizenship.
-- Anna M. Tinsley