Apparently, when it comes time to pull the lever for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during the 2020 presidential elections, his own spokeswoman won’t be doing so.
According to Fox News, Belén Sisa won’t because she can’t. She’s not a legal American citizen, or so she claims:
Bernie Sanders’ newest deputy national press secretary won’t be able to cast a vote for her boss in the 2020 presidential election.
That’s because Belén Sisa, a millennial Arizona left-wing activist who joined the Democrat’s staff this week, claims to be an illegal immigrant.
“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 wrote on Facebook, recalling her younger self, as she announced her new job.
“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,” she added.
Sisa first came to the United States when she was six, and was brought here by her parents from Argentina. She says she’s safe to stay here thanks to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program instituted by former President Barack Obama.
Sisa first garnered national attention when she released an Instagram photo of herself paying taxes in order to change perceptions of illegal immigrants, according to Fox News.
Fox News reported that Sisa’s DACA expires in one year, and that through Sanders she’s looking to get the Dream Act passed, which will grant citizenship to those with DACA status.
“She’s so brave,” said mother Isabel O’Neal of her daughter. “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.”
Doubtless, this kind of inclusion to his campaign will make blue staters feel like Sanders has the caring heart they’re looking to vote for. The problem is that Sanders is already facing all sorts of trouble within the Democratic party.
Not only does the Democratic establishment seem to be working against him once again, but many Democrats who are, or support Venezuelan refugees have already written Sanders off for his friendliness to Venezuelan dictator Nicholas Maduro.
According to them, Sanders has already lost Florida.