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Sanders Staffer Criticizes Fellow Dreamer on Twitter

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    FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2012 file photo, young immigrant Erika Andiola, of Mesa, Ariz., poses for a portrait at a site where people line up to get guidance on a new federal program, called Deferred Action, that would help them avoid deportation in Phoenix, Arizona.

    A Bernie Sanders staffer came under fire Wednesday after publicly criticizing an immigration activist after her endorsement of Hillary Clinton, NBC News reported.

    Erika Andiola criticized Astrid Silva’s endorsement of Clinton as a “press hit.”

    Both Andiola and Silva are Dreamers, or immigrants who arrived or stayed in the country legally, usually because their parents did.

    Twitter reacted, coming to Silva’s defense with supporting tweets. Silva, however, didn’t seem phased, saying “I crossed a river at 4 years old to get to this country. A little water hardly means anything.”