"If you believe in a nation state or in a country called the United States or UK or Denmark or any other country, you have an obligation in my view to do everything we can to help poor people", Sanders rebutted.
Sanders also voted for the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill in 2013 that would have given amnesty to all of the people in the United States illegally. "Describing immigrants who have a track record of committing crimes at a lower rate than native-born Americans as rapists and criminals", the former Texas congressman told reporters in Sioux City, Iowa. "That's bad", he said.
They might be felons in the can, but Sen.
Thirteen states and Washington, D.C. now specifically prohibit felons from voting only while incarcerated.
Sanders' campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, in late March tweeted, "Unlike the Trump administration, @BernieSanders will not only act to protect DACA recipients and their community, he will ensure this campaign seeks out their voices and treats them with respect".
However, in a setback for Democrats, the conservative candidate for a Wisconsin Supreme Court seat captured 6,000 more votes than his liberal challenger in a race last week that Democrats had expected to win. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said felons should never lose the right to vote in the first place. We must continue fighting for all felons to regain their constitutional rights after they have paid their debt to society.
The audience member had begun to ask how Sanders would fund his vast social safety net if the US were to adopt an open-borders immigration policy.
But at a town hall meeting at Muscatine West Middle School in Iowa on Saturday, 202o presidential hopeful Sen. "I think they have some people you could describe as real journalists but, obviously, most of that, I think is - most of the station is right-wing propaganda".
Other declared or prospective candidates are in early-voting New Hampshire and SC.
It's Bernie versus Beto in Iowa.
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