Bernie Sanders calls for complete ban on deportations

By Jason Hopkins

While 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.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

TENSE BORDER: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is proposing to completely halt deportations.

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.”

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8 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders calls for complete ban on deportations

  1. Comrade Bernie will never become potus unless running as the Independent Marxist he is and always has been as overwhelmingly evidenced by actions going back to the 1980s at least…were he to run dirt would come pouring out including perverted chavinistic sexist proclivities – there goes the youth vote and esp female voters.

    Why? He’s not a Democrat and has done *nothing* for the party while maintaining inclusion as entitlement – simply the freeloader he always has been and rest of Prog party is…Dem party plays along bc they don’t want him/them to run Independent.

    Personally believe Biden is a placeholder for the Husseins to keep anyone down in the numbers game who may rise to prominence which is why Barack and Co. have been silent imo.

    When Michelle Hussein wrote her book…spring of 2017, 2018? Fully expected her to jump in…instead a firm ‘not interested in politics’ stance which in political world only lasts until they suddenly are interested. But still expected allowing self to be dragged in by chorus of support. Nope!

    Buut if she were…would have Baracks baggage to contend with…for 2 years. Thats alot of time to remind everyone of the full-on failure his reign of terror really was and what this Muslim Manchurian actually did to ruin our nation and push us ever further into soveriegn-destroying globalism which is in fact Marxist. Should she jump in now would be a dark horse styled savior.

    believe it was the plan all along after allowing all the no-nothings to flounder around out-Marxisting each other making fools of themselves while staying in single-digit territory. There is not one of them which could beat Donald Trump. Newest number-jumping hopeful Warren is a manhating shrill schoolmarmlike scold and has no poise or charisma whatsoever. Her twitchy overly-emotional persona comes off as silliness as she stares wildeyed into flashbulbs to announce another dizzying plan nearly weekly…and will never beat DJT…nor would Ms. Hussein.

  2. Bernie wants a ban on deportations, but during the Obama years deportations were at an ALL-TIME HIGH.

    Bernie wants:
    Open borders.
    Let all illegals in.
    No questions asked.
    We will sort it out at the voting booth after all are enrolled as card-carrying members of the Democrat Party
    Give each such illegal all bennies, plus a green card, eventual plus citizenship.
    Free healthcare for illegals
    Free education for illegals
    Free energy for illegals

    Job requirements to get all those government bennies?

    Here is what happens with open borders, courtesy of the Muslim-sympathizing Obama era.
    Pelosi, Bernie, Leahy and all the rest voted for it.
    Anyone with the least bit of curiosity who elected Omar need only watch this video taken at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.

  3. If burnee’s going for the Latino vote he might want to check the stats on who gets raped and thuged on by the illegal hoodlums.. (it’s mostly on the latino’s) I wouldn’t appreciate a political hack keeping my attacker “in house”.. at first I thought it said ban on deplorables….

  4. Hey Bernie, the last time I looked these folks can’t vote. Just another promise to stoke your base. You know darned well it will never happen.

  5. Hey Bernie, let them come and live in one of your three houses and you’ll protect them from deportation. What an idiot.

  6. I have a novel idea for the Burnmeister,how about a ban on him. Think of the upside no more crazy Marxist proposals out of the cranky Communist.

  7. Bernie…………..willing to say anything to anyone regardless of how stupid it is just to buy a few more votes. I guess it’s true………… can fool some of the people all of the time.

  8. Bernie’s policies are foolish. Those who support him have values inimical to America’s interests. We should report and deport illegal immigrants. Anything else is a slap in the face to those who have come legally.

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