by Susan Jones, CNSnews:
Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says he mostly agrees with President Obama, except when it comes to his deportation policies.
“And I would not support those,” Sanders said at Thursday’s Democratic debate in Milwaukee. “Bottom line is a path towards citizenship for 11 million undocumented people. If Congress doesn’t do the right thing, we use the executive orders of the president.” Sanders was applauded for saying it.
Hillary Clinton said she “strongly” supports the president’s executive actions. “I hope the Supreme Court upholds them,” she said. “I think there is constitutional and legal authority for the president to have done what he did.
“I am against the raids. I’m against the kind of inhumane treatment that is now being visited upon families, waking them up in the middle of the night, rounding them up. We should be deporting criminals, not hardworking immigrant families who do the very best they can and often are keeping economies going in many places in our country.
“I’m a strong supporter of comprehensive immigration reform,” Clinton continued. “Have been ever since I was in the Senate. I was one of the original sponsors of the DREAM Act. I voted for comprehensive immigration reform in 2007. Senator Sanders voted against it at that time.
“Because I think we have to get to comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship. And as president I would expand enormous energy, literally call every member of Congress that I thought I could persuade.
“Hopefully after the 2016 election, some of the Republicans will come to their senses and realize we are not going to deport 11 or 12 million people in this country. And they will work with me to get comprehensive immigration reform.”
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