Thursday, February 27, 2020
Newsweek: Democrats Must Hold Immigration Debate on How They Plan to Stop 'White Supremacists' Shaping Policy, Advocates Say
Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Tom Steyer (R) debate as Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) reacts during the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Charleston Gaillard Center on February 25, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. Photo courtesy of CNN
Chantal DaSilva for Newsweek reports that immigration advocates have expressed outrage at the fact that immigration was "once again, not debated" at the Democratic primary debate in Charleston, South Carolina, earlier this week. The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) issued a press release to this effect after the debate. "[Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] recipients might lose their DACA this year, and white supremacists are shaping immigration policy. We need a real conversation about this critical issue," the organization said.
With immigration taking the backseat to a host of issues, including healthcare, RAICES has called on Democratic presidential candidates to participate in a debate focused on immigration.