Sanders Urges Obama to End Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants

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When the Obama administration announced that it was going to start raids to deport illegal immigrants, Democrats were enraged, citing safety concerns and the destruction of families.

And now that the deportation raids are happening, Bernie Sanders is urging the President to put a stop to them.

Bernie Sanders on Immigration
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Sanders wrote a letter to Obama that said in part, “Raids are not the answer. We cannot continue to employ inhumane tactics involving rounding up and deporting tens of thousands of immigrant families to address a crisis that requires compassion and humane solutions.”

The letter — which was sent to President Obama, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Sarah Saldaña, the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — continued: “I urge you to immediately cease these raids and not deport families back to countries where a death sentence awaits.”

Sanders suggests granting temporary protected status to illegal immigrants that have crossed the souther border since 2014.

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