Trump Derangement Syndrome strikes again! An illegal immigrant at Western Washington University was elected to student government, but because the position is considered employment by the public university, she cannot accept the position.
University officials had urged her to receive Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) approval before she ran for the position, but she decided not to do so . . . because Trump.
The Blaze reports:
Ana Ramirez recently became the first undocumented student elected to Western Washington University’s Student Board of Directors, KING-TV reported.
“I literally cried,” the 19-year-old Ramirez told the station at the Bellingham campus Wednesday. “I knew a lot of other people would be proud of me so that made me happy.”
But her tears of joy were soon wiped away when the school told Ramirez she couldn’t take office because she’s not a United States citizen and would be violating federal law by doing so because it’s considered “work,” KING reported.
“Until or unless an undocumented student candidate receives DACA approval, that student cannot be employed by the University in any capacity,” a school spokesman told KING in a written statement.
Former President Barack Obama signed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals law, which protects children of illegal immigrants, in 2012. President Donald Trump last Friday moved to keep DACA intact, which was an about-face from his campaign platform.
And Ramirez blames Trump for her decision to not apply early for DACA — as university officials urged her to do if she wanted to run for a student government position, KING reported.