On Saturday, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders toured the U.S.-Mexico border at Nogales, Arizona. He then spoke for about 14 minutes. Here is an MSNBC video of the press conference. Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D) introduced the Vermont senator:
Sanders made sure to contrast his immigration position from that of Hillary Clinton, especially when it comes to the Central American migrant crisis:
He drew a distinction between himself and Clinton on immigration policy Saturday by telling the assembled reporters that he is a stronger advocate for asylum for children who arrive at the U.S. border after fleeing “unspeakable violence” in Latin American countries.
Sanders said as president, he would “end the deportation regime that is dividing so many families and so much fear,” and expand President Obama’s DACA and DAPA programs that offer deferred deportation action for undocumented young people brought to the United States as children, as well as their parents.