Of course, California. We’re not surprised. The rogue state, already experiencing a mass exodus, just appointed its first illegal immigrant to statewide office. Lizbeth Mateo, backed by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León’s office, is a 33-year-old immigrant rights activist who will now serve on the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee.
What’s the committee do exactly?
It advises the California Student Aid Commission. According to the Sacramento Bee, this office is tasked with increasing “college access for California students from low-income or underserved communities.”
“While Donald Trump fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities,” the office of de León said.
“Ms. Mateo is a courageous, determined and intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this country.”
“While undocumented students have become more visible in our state, they remain underrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are being made,” added Mateo in a statement.
Mateo was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and arrived in the United States when she was 14.
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
GLENN: So here’s this: Wednesday, first illegal immigrant ever to serve in state office in California, was appointed by the California Senate Rules Committee.
GLENN: Lizabeth Mateo, 33, who attended Santa Clara University Law School in 2016, passed the California bar last year, is going to serve as the California student opportunity and access program grant advisory committee, which advises the California student aid commission on ways to make it easier for students from low-income or underserved communities to attend. What are those underserved communities?
STU: I could guess.
GLENN: Yes, I bet you do.
Senate president Kevin de Leon, who announced the decision, took the opportunity to slam President Trump. He released a statement that read, while Donald Trump fixates on walls, California will ton concentrate on opportunities. Ms. Mateo is a courageous — how dare him use Miss. Is that the proper pronoun? I hope to God so.
STU: Is that an assumption of gender?
GLENN: I think it is. Ms. Mateo is courageous, determined, and an intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this — in this country.
Now, Mateo followed that up with, while undocumented students — in my day, we used to call them illegally here. Illegal aliens.
While undocumented students had become more visible in our state, they remain unrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are made.
So, in other words, in the House and the Senate. You can’t legally vote, but now you can serve in the Senate.
STU: If you’re Donald Trump — let me run this by you. You’re sitting in the White House.
GLENN: I’m Donald Trump. Okay. Got it.
STU: You are Donald Trump. You’re sitting in the White House right now. You are a guy who occasionally likes the jousting of a good conflict.
GLENN: Yes. I like conflict. I’m Donald Trump. I like conflict.
STU: You kind of like it. It’s kind of what you like about the gig.
GLENN: Yes. That’s what life is all about.
STU: And you like to send the message that you’re very tough —
GLENN: Yes. He likes that too.
STU: — on illegal immigration. Right?
GLENN: Uh-huh. Yeah.
STU: You have to be tempted —
STU: — mid-speech to send a crew in there from ICE, and to remove her from this country, in the middle of a sentence.
GLENN: So, in other words, Ms. Mateo, assuming that is her proper pronoun, she is giving a speech, and all of a sudden the doors are kicked in on each side. And ICE maybe grapples down from the ceiling. And grabs her and flies her to Mexico.
STU: There’s no reason to damage a door in this process.
GLENN: I think Donald Trump might say, you know, I kicked the door open. Even if it’s open, lock it and knock it down.
STU: It’s one thing, that we’ve talked about — the Dreamers. We’ve talked about all these groups with all these wonderful names. All these wonderful people from other countries, who just couldn’t make it in their own. And have made it — no — no issue of their own. No fault of their own. They’re just here.
Look, that is one thing. And obviously, Donald Trump has supported DACA. He’s a guy who has been — he’s had some sympathies for those arguments. Right? When you are — when you are flaunting it so badly, that you have broken the law, that you’re doing something illegal, that you would enter a — the first ever state representative or whatever it is, to go into an actual state government role and then have it publicized in multiple news stories and tell everyone on earth where you’re going to be every minute of the day. That is really a finger in the face of the president, of the border guard.
GLENN: Oh, my. Of the United States of America.
STU: Of the United States of America. And the legal system.
GLENN: So just one more thing, just to point out that, you know, not only is she here illegally and she’s now serving as an illegal in the state government, she is — she’s also the one who played a key role in helping a group of people known as the Dream Nine. Do you know the Dream Nine?
STU: I don’t know the Dream Nine. I know Ocean’s 8, I don’t know the Dream Nine.
GLENN: I didn’t watch one through eight, but the Dream Nine were nine people that were returned to the US after being deported to Mexico.
So ICE came in, deported them, and she helped them come back into the country.
STU: Wait. How do you —
GLENN: I don’t know if it happened in the middle of the night. I don’t know how it happened. But I think I’m more and more inclined to enjoy someone grappling down during the middle of her speech.