Bernie Sanders' Presidential Candidacy Stands in Sharp Contrast to Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric of GOP Field

Bernie Sanders' Presidential Candidacy Stands in Sharp Contrast to Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric of GOP Field

WASHINGTON - Today, Sen. Bernie Sanders officially kicks off his campaign for President. Below are remarks from Lupe Lopez, Executive Director of the Alliance for Citizenship:

“Throughout his time in public office, Bernie Sanders has always fought for a vision of an inclusive, fair, and welcoming America that works for all. His remarks and track record on immigration reflects those values. Bernie has stood up for immigrant workers and access to citizenship, voting for the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate in 2013.

“Unfortunately, nearly all of the other candidates running for President don’t share Sen. Sanders’ commitment to America and its history as a nation of immigrants. Instead, the GOP is full of politicians who just want to score cheap political points by attacking and scapegoating immigrant families rather than coming up with real solutions to fix our nation’s broken immigration system.

“As we await Bernie Sanders to roll out his specific solutions for passing comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans, we hope other candidates will soon follow his lead in projecting a vision of a welcoming America that serves the interest of all people and allows them to fully contribute to our strong country.”

 

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