A student at Arizona State University caused a firestorm on social media. In her haste to make a point, the illegal immigrant posted her tax returns on Facebook.
Belen Sisa, a DREAMer, was eager to show the world that she pays taxes. But, in the post, she also admitted that both she, and the rest of her family, are all illegal immigrants.
Because of her DREAMer status, Sisa is protected under a program created by former President Obama called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Belen Sisa has been in the United States since she was six years old. She and her parents came from Argentina, and eventually overstayed their visas.
The ASU student says since she made the Facebook post, she’s received tons of hate mail. Her social media profile pegs her as a political activist and an avid dedicated supporter of Bernie Sanders.
“MYTH BUSTER: I, an undocumented immigrant, just filed my taxes and PAID $300 to the state of Arizona,” she wrote on Facebook on Sunday. “I cannot receive financial aid from the state or federal government for school, I cannot benefit from unemployment, a reduced healthcare plan, or a retirement fund. I think I’m a pretty good citizen. Oh and there are MILLIONS just like me who pay into a system they will never receive anything from. Wanna tell me again how I should be deported, contribute nothing and only leech off this country while the 1% wealthiest people in this country steal from you everyday? How about you show me yours Donald J. Trump? #HereToStay.”
Many on social media publicly called for her to be deported.