Sen. Bernard Sanders stated Sunday shutting down the government was once “the right thing to do” so as to take a stand on what is going to occur to younger unlawful immigrant “Dreamers” within the ongoing immigration debate.
“I think from a moral perspective it was the right thing to do. And that is to say to these 800,000 young people, we are not going to allow them to be subjected to deportation,” Mr. Sanders, Vermont unbiased, stated on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Senate Democrats just lately fixed a filibuster of a non permanent government investment invoice, hard resolution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program be a part of the deal.
The battle led to a partial shutdown of the federal government for 3 days. Democrats in the long run relented and lawmakers agreed to fund the government via Feb. eight, kicking the immigration debate down the street.
Mr. Sanders stated that the hot stopgap nature of federal budgeting hinders long-term making plans in spaces like the army.
“We are a $4 trillion government. There are areas where we should be spending more money, areas where we should be spending less money,” he stated. “But you cannot simply spend in every division of the government the same amount as you spent last year.”
President Trump just lately laid out his personal immigration proposal that would offer a pathway to citizenship for 1.eight million unlawful immigrants, finish family-based chain migration, and supply some $25 billion for a U.S.-Mexico border wall and infrastructure.
Mr. Sanders stated he has “serious concerns” about some portions of the president’s proposal, announcing the primary center of attention will have to be making sure that Dreamers protected felony standing and a trail to citizenship.
“Where the bad part comes is the idea of a wall, which I thought was a great idea in the 15th century when China built the Great Wall. Not so smart today when we have technology that is much more effective,” he stated.
“I think you’re going to see a lot of debate about how much money we should spend on border security,” he stated.