Many Americans believe, incorrectly, that undocumented immigrants do not pay any taxes but instead uniformly benefit from welfare programs — without adding of their own into the pot. But as complicated of an issue as immigration is, 23-year-old Arizona State junior Belén Sisa managed to disprove that particular myth with a single Facebook post: a photo of herself holding up her 1040 tax form. The post quickly went viral.
Sisa, an undocumented immigrant, has been in the United States since the age of 6 when her family overstayed their visa. She is a so-called “dreamer,” protected under former president Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows undocumented immigrants brought here as children to avoid deportation.
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“I, an undocumented immigrant, just filed my taxes and PAID $300 to the state of Arizona,” Sisa wrote. “I cannot receive financial aid from the state or
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