SACRAMENTO, CA — The State of California has appointed its first illegal alien to state office.
Lizbeth Mateo, an attorney who was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. illegally at the age of 14, has been to the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee by Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León (D)- Los Angeles, according to a report published by The Sacramento Bee.
Claiming illegal aliens are not adequately represented in state government, Mateo said her appointment marks a step towards correcting that “injustice”.
“While undocumented students have become more visible in our state, they remain underrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are being made,” Mateo told Fox News.
De León, who is challenging Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for her U.S. Senate seat, referred to Mateo as a kind of anti-Trump and mocked the president’s efforts to build a wall dividing the southern U.S. from Mexico.
“While Donald Trump fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities,” de León said in released statement. “Ms. Mateo is a courageous, determined and intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this country.”
According to León’s office, Mateo took and passed the California state bar exam in 2017 after graduating from California’s Santa Clara University School of Law in 2016.