Think Progress

Sanders Wouldn’t Deport Immigrants Who Have Lived In The U.S. For 5 Years

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Monday that as president, he would stop deporting undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least five years — a group that makes up 88 percent of the more than 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the country.

The Vermont senator made the announcement during a campaign event in Las Vegas, Nevada, saying that he would go further than nearly every other presidential candidate and further than President Obama has with his executive actions. In addition to granting deportation relief to immigrants who have lived in the country for more than five years, he said he’d provide administrative relief to the parents and of DREAMers, citizens and legal permanent residents.

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