JUST IN: A top Democrat lawmaker was just arrested by police, and liberals everywhere are up in arms about it.
The Blaze reported that former illegal alien Arizona state representative Isela Blanc was arrested while protesting on Capitol Hill. She was one of hundreds of protesters who descended on Washington D.C., holding sit-ins in the offices of lawmakers, blocking traffic, and chaining themselves to one another outside the Capitol building itself.
Blanc and 86 others were arrested during the rally. She has long been open about her previous status as an illegal alien.
“I’m not embarrassed about the fact that I was undocumented. I frankly got tired of people in this state – in particular, Republicans – telling my story, calling me a criminal, demonizing who we are and what we represent,” she once said.
Blanc released a brief statement doubling down on this after her arrest.
“I’ve been undocumented, I know the fear and anxiety the Dreamers feel,” she said. “I’m also an elected official, so I know what it means to reach the American Dream, which is all they want. I have a moral obligation to fight for them.”
“It’s so frustrating,” Blanc later added. “I cannot believe that almost 32 years ago we actually had a Congress – both Republican and Democrat – that maybe didn’t necessarily agree but could actually come together and work on some level of a pathway to citizenship.”
Blanc arrived in the U.S. with her family from Guadalajara, Mexico when she was 7. She later became a citizen through the Immigration Reform and Control Act at the age of 16.
Thank you #LuchaAZ Members Karen and Dashown, Arizona State Representative @IselaBlancAZ for standing in the right side of history!
Standing strong with freedom fighters from @UNITEDWEDREAM and @popdemoc ! ✊🏽✊🏿✊🏾 #HereToFight #HereToStay pic.twitter.com/LFZcXr1bAA
— LUCHA (@LUCHA_AZ) March 5, 2018
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