In a first-of-its-kind decision, the state of California appointed an undocumented immigrant to a statewide post.
Lizbeth Mateo, 33, was appointed to a committee that advises the California Student Aid Commission, even though it is illegal to hire an undocumented immigrant.
As the article points out, it is illegal to hire an illegal immigrant, but it appears that hasn't stopped the state from providing her with some compensation.
Mateo will not be a salaried employee, but California state policy entitles her to reimbursement for expenses – meaning that the state and taxpayers will be paying her although it is against federal law.
The appointment of Mateo seemingly further affirms California's sanctuary state status and resistance to President Donald Trump.
As Maria Fotopoulos pointed out in her recent CAPS piece, immigration extremism has a hold on California.