Friday, May 22, 2015
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) recently announced that he will run for President, becoming the first to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Sanders has said little about what his immigration policy platform will be.
Immigration Impact in a short piece found that Sanders has previously staked out the following positions:
1. Sanders supports President Obama’s executive action on immigration.
2. Sanders voted for comprehensive immigration reform in 2013. Sanders was initially reluctant to support the Senate Immigration reform bill, S. 744 over concerns with guest worker programs.
3. Sanders remains skeptical of guest-worker programs.
The restrictionist group Numbers USA concludes that Sanders "Usually supports higher immigration, population growth, foreign labor."