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Sanders wants comprehensive reform.
Although Donald Trump and other Republicans regularly claim Democrats and progressives only support “open borders,” Sen. Bernie Sanders debunked that notion.
Trump and his supporters regularly articulate a false choice between agreement with Trump’s hardline, often brutal, immigration policies or “open borders.”
Not true, says Sanders, the Vermont independent and self-described democratic socialist, making his second run at the Democratic presidential nomination.
Sanders is one of a large and growing field of more than 15 hopefuls seeking the nomination to take on Trump next year in the general election.
Asked recently by a reporter about open borders, Sanders replied, “I think what we need is comprehensive immigration reform. That is not simply — you’re quite right. If your point is open the borders, you know, there’s a lot of poverty in this world, and you’re going to have people from all over the world [want to immigrate to the United States.] And I don’t think that’s something that we can do at this point. Can’t do it. So that is not my position.”