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Thu Feb 18, 2016, 07:40 PM

Latino Leaders Slam Sanders

As Nevada vote approaches, an old immigration fight takes center stage.

With just two days left before the Nevada Democratic caucuses, high-profile Latino leaders are stepping up their support of Hillary Clinton—and taking swings at Bernie Sanders.

On a call with reporters Thursday organized by the Clinton campaign, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, and civil rights organizer Dolores Huerta slammed Sanders' record on immigration, particularly his vote against the failed 2007 immigration reform bill.

"He really set us back, you might say, a decade by not supporting us on the immigration bill in 2007," said Huerta, a who led the United Farm Workers alongside Cesar Chavez in the 1960s. "His reputation as being a super liberal, many people followed his guide on that. That was just a devastating blow for all of us who were fighting for immigration reform and for immigrants' rights."


http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/02/latino-leaders-nevada-sanders-clinton

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 07:41 PM

1. Hill flaks. She is pitiful. Her campaign is grotesque. Just like 2008.

 

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 07:44 PM

2. Sorry, pro-slavery advocates don't speak for Bernie or most Americans like me!

 

And saying that he's anti-immigrant because he wouldn't vote for the pseudo-slavery guest worker programs in the bill that the must have also supported as heavily as they claim that Bernie doesn't like immigration isn't having me regarding their words with much value! Sorry!



http://www.thenation.com/article/these-workers-came-overseas-help-rebuild-after-hurricane-katrina-and-were-treated-prison/

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Response to cascadiance (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 07:47 PM

4. Hill speak

 

Bernie voted against the bill because it would have made slaves of many. These Hill supporters have nothing else to complain about so they do the Hill speak.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 07:49 PM

5. I'm going to respond to these posts from pro-slavery advocates wherever I see them here...

 

... because the truth about what they are about and what they are trying to criticize Bernie for needs to be heard!

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Response to cascadiance (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 07:57 PM

8. Very good

 

We should all speak against those who support any type or form of slavery.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 07:46 PM

3. Sanders supported the AFL-CIO on this bill.

There is no level to which the Clinton campaign will not stoop to oppose working people in this country.

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/bernie-sanders-and-immigration-its-complicated-119190

... Sanders didn’t oppose a pathway to citizenship or efforts to boost border security. That chapter in Sanders’ immigration record reflects less on his support for the issue and more on his alliance to labor — and key unions also opposed the 2007 legislation.

“Sanders was basically one of our only allies … especially for low-skilled workers” in 2007, said Ana Avendano, a former top immigration official at the AFL-CIO. “He adamantly put his foot down and said these kinds of programs employers to bring in more and more vulnerable workers.” ...

The son of Polish immigrants, Sanders has a record on immigration that’s broadly praised by advocates.

In December 2010, Sanders voted for the Dream Act — legislation that would have legalized immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. It passed the Democratic-led House, but blocked in the Senate. Sanders voted with all Senate Democrats to support the so-called Gang of Eight bill in 2013. ...

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 07:50 PM

6. The immigration bills in the past called for massive increases in h1b visas

Bernie refused to vote for increasing corporate profits while they replaced american workers with lower paid h1b workers.

But the spin is he voted against immigration reform.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 07:50 PM

7. Yet they support the nominee that called for the deportation of Central American children.

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