erika andiola
Erika Andiola, who recently resigned her position in the congressional office of Rep. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), speaks at a press conference held by the Dream Action Coalition on immigration reform December 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. Andiola's mother, Maria Andiola, faces deportation proceedings being conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign has hired Erika Andiola, one of the most respected and well-known undocumented immigrant activists in the country. “We are excited to have Erika Andiola on the team,”Arturo Carmona, the Latino outreach director for the Sanders campaign, said to Fusion in a statement, "Erika’s personal story as a Mexican undocumented woman with an undocumented family and a long history of advocacy for Latinos speaks directly to the campaign’s commitment to fight for immigrants, Latinos and working class Americans in every community across the country."

Andiola also shared the news on her facebook posting a message full of hope for immigration reform, "thank you so much to all of my amazing friends and community who have shown so much support for me on this new role as part of the Latino Outreach team for ‪#‎TioBernie‬ It might be a bit of a different role, but my goal has always been the same. Bernie Sanders is the only Presidential candidate who has been willing to stand up to the power of big corporations in this country, including the private prisons and detention centers, and has been funded solely by the people. A ‪#‎PoliticalRevolution‬ needs to happen to put our families before politics in DC; to use executive power on immigration when possible and when needed, to stop incarcerating and deporting our people, and to find the right solutions regardless of corporate push back. I trust he will work for that. The Latino and Immigrant community is ready to ‪#‎FeelTheBern‬."

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