PHOENIX, Arizona — As someone who’s often spoken out for the so-called “DREAMers,” Belen Sisa is used to the ugly epithets that are hurled her way. But that still didn’t prepare her for what followed when she posted a photo of her holding up her tax returns.
“I just really wanted to beat the myth that undocumented immigrants don’t pay taxes and contribute to the United States,” Sisa told KTVK.
That’s why Sisa says she posted this photo – of her holding up her taxes – to try and educate people.
Sisen wrote on Facebook: MYTH BUSTER: I, an undocumented immigrant, just filed my taxes and PAID $300 to the state of Arizona. I cannot receive financial aid from the state or federal government for school, I cannot benefit from unemployment, a reduced healthcare plan, or a retirement fund. I think I’m a pretty good citizen. Oh and there are MILLIONS just like me who pay into a system they will never receive anything from. Wanna tell me again how I should be deported, contribute nothing and only leech off this country while the 1% wealthiest people in this country steal from you everyday? How about you show me yours Donald J.