At a campaign rally in Texas, Sen. Bernie Sanders said that all “our people,” including illegal immigrants, are entitled to “basic human rights,” like healthcare.
“All of Our People Are Entitled to Basic Human Rights”
“Today, we’ve got 500,000 people sleeping out on the streets of America. Today, we have 18 million families, paying 50 percent of their limited incomes for housing,” Sanders told his rally in Texas. “Today, we have hundreds of thousands of bright young people who cannot afford to get a higher education. Today, we have 45 million people paying a student debt that many of them cannot afford to pay,” Sanders continued.
He went on to say that his campaign and administration will be about “rethinking America,” and “understanding that all of our people – when I say all, I also mean the undocumented in this country – that all of our people are entitled to basic human rights.”
Bernie Sanders: illegal immigrants are "entitled" to the same government benefits as citizens pic.twitter.com/uktJpT6bsg
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) February 22, 2020
“Basic human rights” to Sanders are not things like the right to a fair trial or the right to life, but things like healthcare and housing.
“Healthcare is a human right, not a privilege,” he explained to the crowd at the rally, to cheering applause. “In America, you should not suffer financial ruin because you got sick.”
Where Has the Anti-Immigration Sanders Gone?
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The Vermont senator said that he plans to “end the demonization of the undocumented in this country,” and his immigration plan, entitled, “A Welcoming and Safe America for All,” seems to reflect his open-border ideas. Not only does Sanders want to stop the deportation of illegal immigrants, but he also wants to break up ICE and CBP, and welcome “climate change refugees” from all around the world to this country.
Where is the Bernie Sanders who said that open borders were a “Koch brothers proposal” and pushes down the wages of the average worker? I know where – he’s been subsumed by the Democratic Party and forced to kowtow to their open-borders agenda. What a shame!
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