Bernie Sanders: Address Violence in Central America as ‘Root Cause of Migration’

Breitbart | 6/27/2019 | Joel B. Pollak
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HOMESTEAD, Florida — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) became the third Democratic Party presidential candidate to visit the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children on Thursday morning, hours ahead of his appearance in the second evening of the first primary debate.

Sanders told demonstrators and reporters that children should not be detained, and that doing so was against American values.

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“These are people in some cases who have walked carrying their little kids over 1,000 miles to this border,” he said, referring to migrants in general. “These are not criminals, they are not or enemies. They deserve respect and compassion.”

The Homestead facility houses thousands of teenagers, most of whom arrived at the border unaccompanied, according to the government.

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Sanders dodged a question about whether he thought such facilities were “concentration camps” — a charge that some left-wing Democrats, including 2016 Sanders supporter Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), have made.

“I think most of us would agree you do not lock up thousands of children,” he said.

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He added that the U.S. should not allow for-profit companies...
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