When 23-year-old Arizona State University junior, Belen Sisa snapped a photo of her tax returns to show what a good “citizen” she is, she never imagined the backlash that would come her way. Honestly, how did she think this was going to play out?
According to The Daily Mail,
Argentina-born Belen Sisa posted a photo of herself holding a 1040 form to pay $300 worth of taxes in an attempt to dispel the notion that undocumented immigrants ‘contribute nothing’ and ‘only leech off this country’.
But hours later the Arizona State University junior, 23, was barraged with dozens of messages from strangers branding her ‘disgusting’ and a ‘foreign invader’.
Belen’s parents overstayed their visa after visiting the US from Argentina when she was six – but she is protected from deportation by President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
It means that she is allowed to live, study and work in the US free from the threat of deportation for a specific renewable period of time, despite not holding a visa or green card.
The student said in her impassioned Facebook post: ‘MYTH BUSTER: I, an undocumented immigrant, just filed my taxes and PAID $300 to the state of Arizona.
‘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. She signed off by mentioning President Trump and using the hashtag ‘Here to stay’.
‘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 every day? How about you show me yours, Donald J. Trump? #HereToStay.’
Her actions are an insult to every American and should be seen as such. Unfortunately, this is happening more and more as these idiots will do anything in their power to undermine our President and our laws.
One last thing, the politically active student worked as a page for the Arizona delegation to the Democratic National Convention last summer. Let that sink in for a moment.
H/T [ Daily Mail ]