Immigration Views of the Democratic Presidential Candidates

In this blog post, we have consolidated the key points each candidate has to say about immigration policy. For more elaborate explanations of their answers, please visit their campaign websites.

Bernie Sanders

  • Implement a temporary suspension on deportations until a proper inspection of current policies and practices is executed.
  • Re-implement DACA.
  • A complete overhaul of the immigration enforcement system, which includes dissolving ICE and CBP.
  • Eliminate detention centers.
  • Welcome and integrate refugees and asylum-seekers into the country.

For more information, please visit: https://berniesanders.com/issues/welcoming-and-safe-america-all/

Pete Buttigieg:

  • Promote belonging and democracy.
  • Modernize our immigration system.
  • Protect the border and the people who arrive there.
  • Engage with the global community.

For more information, please visit: https://peteforamerica.com/policies/immigration/#ImmigrationSystem

Amy Klobuchar:

  • DACA – citizenship for Dreamers
  • The Wall – back additional wall funding in broader immigration legislation

For more information, please visit: https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2018/6/sen-amy-klobuchar-on-immigration-reform-we-need-to-get-this-done

Elizabeth Warren:

  • De-criminalize migration and re-focus enforcement on serious criminal activity.
  • Separate law enforcement from immigration enforcement to strengthen our communities.
  • Remake CBP and ICE in a way that reflects our values.
  • Create accountability for the abuse perpetrated during the Trump Era.

For more information, please visit: https://elizabethwarren.com/toolkit/fair-and-welcoming-immigration

Joe Biden:

  • Take urgent action to undo Trump’s damage and reclaim America’s values
  • Modernize America’s immigration system
  • Welcome immigrants in our communities
  • Reassert America’s commitment to asylum-seekers and refugees
  • Tackle the root causes of irregular migration
  • Implement effective border screening

For more information, please visit: https://joebiden.com/immigration/

Michael Bloomberg:

  • Protect Dreamers
  • End family separation at the border
  • Rescind Trump’s travel ban against Muslim-majority countries
  • Create a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented people
  • Shift resources from Trump’s wall to smart security measures

For more information, please visit: https://www.mikebloomberg.com/policies/immigration

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