Bernie Sanders' most recent national press secretary will not be able to vote for his boss in the 2020 presidential election.
Indeed, Belén Sisa, militant of the millennial left of Arizona who joined the staff of the Democratic party this week, claims to be an illegal immigrant.
"It's really emotional for me. I can not help but think about 18-year-old Belén, who felt desperate and helpless in the face of anti-immigrant attacks and policies that kept her from dreaming, "Sisa wrote on Facebook, remembering her young. to be, announced his new job.
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"I can not help thinking of the generations of sacrifices that my family had to make so that I could get here. Never, in our wildest dreams, did we think that I would do that, "she added.
The activist, who became viral in 2017 after publishing a self-paying tax photo to change the perception of illegal immigrants, repeatedly stated that she had been illegally brought into the country by her family. Argentina's parents while she was only 6 years old.
She told several outlets that her stay in the United States was protected by the Obama Administration's Deferred Action Program for Child Arrivals (DACA).
In January, she appeared on CNN, where she was described as an undocumented "dreamer" and talked about her immigration status being discussed during the government's closure.
"Yes [President Trump] Really worried about Dreamers, if he really cared about undocumented young people, he would not use us as a bargaining chip trying to create a wall that would make no sense, "she said.
"Yes [President Trump] He really cared about Dreamers, if he really cared about undocumented youth, he would not use us as bargaining chips trying to create a wall that would make no sense. "
"It's horrible – it's really disappointing and sad to see that the person who is supposed to keep this country united only divides the American people by holding a young immigrant hostage."
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Sisa has been involved in politics since a young age and even worked as a page for the Arizona delegation at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, reported the Arizona Republic.
In 2016, she told the paper that, while initially backing Sanders' campaign that year, she had urged family members, who have the right to vote, to support Hillary Clinton.
"Even though I can not vote, I can get 200 people to vote, and that counts," said Sisa. "Everything can change according to the future president. Our voice begins to matter and we can make an impact even if we can not vote ourselves. "
"Everything can change according to the future president. Our voice begins to matter and we can make an impact even if we can not vote ourselves. "
Sisa also had problems with the law, according to the Washington reviewer. She was reportedly arrested several times for her activism, including a sit-in in front of the Senate Minority Leader's Office, Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
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"She is so brave," said Isabel O. Neal, Sisa's mother, about her daughter's activism for a local publication. "DACA expires every day. His will expire in a year and what are we going to do with all these young people? Congress must adopt the Dream Act. "