Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) just hired an illegal alien to be his 2020 presidential campaign deputy press secretary.
The Sanders campaign announced that Belén Sisa has been advanced to the press team for Bernie 2020, according to the campaign’s Facebook page.
“This is really emotional for me. I can’t help but think of 18-year-old Belén, who felt hopeless and powerless to the anti-immigrant attacks and policies that were holding her back from her dreams,” Sisa said on her own Facebook page.
“I can’t help but think of the generations of sacrifice my family has had to do for me to get here. Never in our wildest dreams did we think I’d be making moves like these,” Sisa added.
But Sisa is an illegal alien.
According to the Arizona-based activist, Sisa’s parents brought her illegally to the U.S. from Argentina at six years old and as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient. Her legal protection from deportation will expire next year.
In 2017, Sisa garnered national headlines when a photo of her filing taxes in an attempt to shift stereotypes of illegal aliens went viral on social media. “She’s so brave,” said her mother Isabel O’Neal, according to Fox News. “DACA is expiring every day. Hers is going to expire in one year and what are we going to do with all of these youth? Congress has to pass the Dream Act.”
Hard to believe, but Sisa has been arrested several times and still never deported.
As the Washington Examiner reported:
She has been arrested at least twice for protests throughout her activist career. As a college senior in 2017, she was jailed for her role in a sit-in outside of Sen. Chuck Schumer’s, D-N.Y., office. While in jail, Sisa told reporters that she organized a “prison strike.”
She should be deported.
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