An illegal alien has been appointed to public office in California by state Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León, a Democrat representing Los Angeles who is running for U.S. Congress.

Lizbeth Mateo, an attorney, was recently appointed to the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee. Mateo was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. illegally at the age of 14 with her parents, who are also illegal aliens, Breitbart reported.

Following her appointment, Mateo lamented that illegal aliens are not adequately represented in state government.

“While undocumented students have become more visible in our state, they remain underrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are being made,” Mateo said.


De León, who is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D-Calif.), characterized Mateo as “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.”

Mateo, however, in a 2016 Facebook post, apparently celebrating her graduation from Santa Clara University School of Law, declared, in Spanish, “[E]verything is dedicated to Oaxaca, Mexico!! to that land that I miss so much.”