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Bernie Sanders Calls For Complete Ban On Deportations

Bernie Sanders Loan DebtWhile speaking before a left-wing Latino audience, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to end immigration raids and impose a “moratorium” on all deportations.

“We are going to end the ICE raids that are terrorizing communities all across this country,” Sanders said Saturday in Las Vegas, according to footage flagged by the Republican National Committee. “We are going to impose a moratorium on deportations. And we are going to, as I mentioned — and there are some things that a president can do with executive orders and some things you can’t.”

Sanders was speaking at an event organized by Mijente, a progressive Latino group that focuses on immigration issues in the U.S. Mijente describes itself not just as a movement for Latinos, but also a “pro-Black, pro-woman, pro-queer, pro-poor” group that actively promotes anti-ICE activities.

In other parts of his discussion, the Vermont senator said he would also provide illegal aliens with government-funded health care and a free college education.

Sanders reiterated his position on deportations the following day on Twitter.

“We must treat undocumented people with dignity. When we are in the White House, we will end the ICE raids which are terrorizing communities all across this country and impose a moratorium on deportations,” he tweeted on Sunday.

Though Sanders has long espoused far-left immigration views, a senior policy adviser for his campaign confirmed to CNN that the comment on deportations is, in fact, a new position adopted by the democratic socialist. Such a position likely pivots him further to the left of fellow presidential candidate Julian Castro, a Texas Democrat who had stood out among the field for his support of illegal immigration decriminalization.

A number of Democrats have come forward to warn that the current crop of presidential candidates are becoming too extreme on immigration issues, and are worried that doing so will alienate mainstream voters in 2020.

“I’m a Democrat. I’m a loyal Democrat. I want to see us win in 2020, but to do that, we’ve got to appeal to a wide the consensus out there on immigration and other issues,” Jeh Johnson, Obama’s former Homeland Security secretary said earlier this month. Johnson said border decriminalization was “way too far to the left” than what most Americans want.

In an interview that aired on Saturday, former Attorney General Eric Holder disagreed with the concept of border decriminalization, saying that “borders mean something.”

Reprinted with permission from - Conservative Daily News - by Jason Hopkins

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LindaB

Bernie Sanders is a dried up old prune that needs to sit down and be still. No one wants him as president. The current lineup of Democrat candidates is appalling and sad! I have been a registered Democrat for 40 years and I wouldn’t vote for a single one of them. I voted for real change in 2016 and will do it again in 2020 God willing!

LTC S

I’m not a hard core Republican or Trump fan. I’m a center of mass, average, middle class working American. I really didn’t think Trump had a chance to win another term. But the Democratic debates have changed that. I like Joe but wouldn’t vote for him and the rest of the lot are totally out of control and even the Democrats want Bernie to stop. It’s still early and there may be a hero out there whose major platform isn’t based on their personal hatred of Trump. What I saw wasn’t a disagreement of political policy, what I saw was personal hatred. If this is the best they got I think Trump has a very good chance of a second term.

PaulE

Well it is just communist Bernie being Bernie. What did you expect he would say? Illegal aliens are being viewed by the Democrats as the new, poorly eductated, easily manipulated replacement voters for their party. Bernie simply said what any of the existing Democrat candidates for 2020 would do, if any of them were elected. Matter of fact, most have already said as much, although not in such direct terms, during either the so-called debates or any of their publicly released statements. So no real news here.