Democrats Bernie Sanders, one of the party’s front-runners in the race for the White House, and Marin O’Malley, released a report on Thursday, claiming that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is looking forward to making raids, targeting the deportation of families of undocumented immigrants, from Central American Countries.
The first action of this type will target all immigrants arrived since 2014
According to CNN politics, hundreds or families that have entered the United States since early 2014 will be the object of the raids. The same source mentions that this is the first large-scale effort to deport families that have fled violence in Central America.
Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders used this occasion to express his disappointment about the Homeland Security‘s plan.
“As we spend time with our families this holiday season, we who are parents should ask ourselves what we would do if our children faced the danger and violence these children do? How far would we go to protect them?” he said. “We need to take steps to protect children and families seeking refuge here, not cast them out.”
Also, Martin O’Malley, another candidate, but positioned well behind Sanders and Hillary Clinton, declared that this plan is “completely at odds with our character as a nation.”
“The world is watching, and it is up to us to decide whether we want to live up to our values, or whether we are ready to shrug them off and turn our backs on those most in need,” he added.
Would Donald Trump agree with this idea? Certainly!
Of course, Donald Trump was also mentioned, as O’Malley said that what the Homeland Security is planning to do is very similar to Mr. Trump’s idea of deporting all the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S.
On the other side, Republican candidates have prioritized border security, instead of granting a legal status for immigrants.