Washington, D.C. – Today, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released his immigration plan, A Welcoming and Safe America for All, which would offer the nation a sharp departure from Trump’s agenda of hate. Sanders, along with plans of other presidential hopefuls would set a new direction for immigration policy and politics.
Adrian Reyna, Director of Strategy of United We Dream Action, said:
“United We Dream Action is encouraged by Senator Sanders’ A Welcoming and Safe America for All plan, which offers a contrast to hateful and dangerous immigration politics and policies. It boldly calls for a moratorium on deportations, an end to for-profit immigrant detention and would break up the deportation force. The plan moves past “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” policies of the past which for years have meant dramatic increases for ICE and CBP in exchange for protections for some immigrants.
United We Dream Action expects the next President to break from the status quo of deporting and hurting immigrants. We are building a new national consensus focused on the humanity of immigrants, and policies which help people without hurting people. Every presidential candidate should work to embrace immigration plans that make it easier for people to be #FreeToMove and #FreeToStay.
It is time for a new immigration framework that treats immigrants and refugees as the human beings we are. Both parties must end the practice of using the nation’s racist criminal justice system as an excuse to abduct and deport immigrants.”