Bernie Sanders has hired, Belén Sisa, as his deputy press secretary, Sisa’s benefits and legal protections are reportedly set to expire in a year.
Sisa is DACA undocumented alien ad an Arizona activist who is now a Deputy Press Secretary for Bernie Sanders’ campaign 2020.
She said to reporters on Tuesday, ” I cant 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.”
Her mother, Isabel O’Neal, “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.”
Sisa’s reasoning for agreeing to this job was, “Even though I can’t vote, I can get 200 people to vote, and that matters…Everything can change depending on who becomes the next president. Our voice is starting to matter, and we can have an impact even though we can’t cast a ballot ourselves.”
Sisa has been arrested in the Past:
[Sisa] 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.”
Just weeks before that, she was arrested for a protest outside the Senate Hart Office Building. Both protests were over immigration reform and a demand that Congress pass the DREAM Act — a bill that would permanently legalize children who were brought into the country illegally — “cleanly,” without extraneous provisions.
If you're reading this, I have been arrested in Washington, D.C. and will refuse to leave jail until @SenSchumer and @RepCurbelo publicly confirm that they have whipped the votes to block any spending bill that does not include a Clean Dream Act. #NoDreamNoDeal
— Belén Sisa (@belensisaw) December 16, 2017
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