A couple of days before Democrats caucus in Nevada, two of the nations top Latino political figures tore into Sen. Bernie Sanders immigration record, accusing the Vermont independent of peddling the same-old Republican ant-immigration playbook.
Senator Sanders consistently wasnt there when we needed him most, said Julian Castro, the Housing and Urban Development secretary, in a conference call with reporters this afternoon. He voted with the anti-immigrant right against immigrants.
Mr. Castro and Congressman Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois, a national leader on immigration reform, spoke in a call organized by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Both Clinton supporters, along with immigrant advocates, eviscerated Mr. Sanders for voting against an immigration reform bill in 2007 and voting to protect the Minutemen, a private militia which patrolled the Mexican border to keep immigrants from entering the United States illegally.
The truth is, look, he was absent from most of the critical immigration debates, Mr. Gutiérrez said. Unfortunately, when he did show up, his record is troubling.
Mr. Gutiérrez said that it was just as troubling that Mr. Sanders never improved his record in the years following his 2007 vote. The question Latinos have to ask themselves is: where was Senator Sanders when we needed him most?
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