Saturday, August 15, 2020

Xavier Becerra Questions Bernie Sanders’ Record On Immigration

Becerra

Now that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is seeking the Democratic nomination for president the concerns of immigrant families and the challenges of enacting comprehensive immigration reform seems to be front and center of his agenda. That is the message from a prominent Latino lawmaker, US Representative Xavier Becerra of California, and the leader of the House Democratic Caucus.

In a series of tweets this week, Becerra attacked Sanders’ record on immigration. Becerra denounced Sanders for not supporting the late Senator Ted Kennedy’s immigration reform efforts in 2007 and for voting to give protection to an anti-immigrant vigilante group, The minutemen, tweeting “we’ve been hearing a lot from @BernieSanders about supporting immigrant families of late. “Where was he before he ran for president?”

With the Nevada Democratic Caucuses this Saturday, polls show Sanders pulling even with former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in a state that has a sizeable Latino population and is seen as a sign of the enthusiasm and organization strength of the candidates among the larger Latino electorate this November. Clinton needs to do well in Nevada to maintain her edge nationally over Sanders.

Antonio Gonzalez, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project  said that in Nevada, “the leadership that is older is all Clinton, but the younger Latinos, they’re with Sanders.”

 

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