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Bernie Sanders hit with FEC complaint after revelation about foreign nationals working for campaign


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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, was hit with a new complaint this week alleging his campaign is violating federal election laws by employing foreign nationals in campaign advisory positions.


What are the details?

The complaint alleges that Sanders' presidential campaign has employed three foreign nationals in "direct and serious" violation of Federal Election Commission regulations. Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed the complaint with the FEC, the Washington Free Beacon first reported.

The most notable foreign national working for Sanders is Maria Belén Sisa, an illegal immigrant from Argentina who is protected under DACA. She is the campaign's deputy national press secretary, a senior-level advisory role.

"Senator Sanders and Bernie 2020 is permitting a foreign national, Ms. Sisa, to serve in an advisory position which allows her to directly or indirectly participate in the decision-making process of persons with regard to election-related activities in violation of FEC regulations," the complaint alleges.

FEC regulations "prohibit foreign nationals from directing, dictating, controlling, or directly or indirectly participating in the decision-making process of any person with regard to any election-related activities," the FEC website states. "Such activities include, the making of contributions, donations, expenditures, or disbursements in connection with any federal or nonfederal elections in the United States, or decisions concerning the administration of any political committee."


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