Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton courted Southern California Latinos at competing immigration forums Saturday, both seeking to turn out a crucial voting demographic days before the Democratic primary.
In stark contrast to the mass deportation policies proposed by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, Sanders and Clinton both affirmed their support for legislation that would allow millions of immigrants in the country illegally to stay. Both committed to slowing deportations until such legislation is passed.
But they also highlighted their differences.
At a cooking school in Sylmar, Clinton criticized the Vermont senator’s opposition to a 2007 immigration reform bill that she supported. At the time, Sanders warned that, among other problems, the bill would drive down wages for low-income workers, an argument made by labor unions.
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