Undocumented immigrant appointed to state post in CA
Damian Dovarganes AP
BY TARYN LUNA AND BILLY KOBIN 3-15-2018
The Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday appointed the first undocumented resident to a statewide post, according to Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León’s office.
Lizbeth Mateo, a 33-year-old attorney and immigrant rights activist, will serve on the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee. The committee advises the California Student Aid Commission on efforts to increase college access for California students from low-income or underserved communities.
According to de León’s office, Mateo graduated from Santa Clara University law School in 2016 and passed the California bar last year.
She was born in Oaxaca, Mexico and came to the United States with her parents when she was 14, according to de León’s office.
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Note from Nancy: CA Senate President Pro-Tem Kevin de Leon has admitted, on video, that half of his family is in this country illegally. Because they use false identification to survive here, they would be eligible for deportation.