Seriously? Bernie Wants To Ban All Deportations

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Posted: Sep 16, 2019 10:45 PM
Seriously? Bernie Wants To Ban All Deportations

Source: AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Saturday told progressive Latino group Mijente that if elected president, he would have a complete moratorium on the deportation of illegal aliens.

“We are going to end the ICE raids that are terrorizing communities all across this country,” Sanders said. “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 took to Twitter on Sunday to reiterate his position. 

One of Sanders' campaign staffers told CNN's Annie Grayer that the moratorium is a new policy position. 

But not only does he want to end deportations, he also wants to provide illegal aliens with free health care and college tuition. 

“I am, as some of you know, supportive of a Medicare for All single-payer system and that means that everybody in the country has health care including the undocumented. And mark my words. You’ll see 30-second attacking me for that,” Sanders explained. 

“And then you’ll see another set of 30-second ads because when I say I want to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, that also includes the undocumented,” Sanders said. “Now I hope that as soon as possible the undocumented will not be undocumented. That’s the goal."