POLIZETTE– Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders vied with each other Thursday night to see who could pander the most to illegal immigrants. Both also bashed Republican front-runner Donald Trump — and Hillary got booed.
The candidates appeared one after the other at the town hall in Las Vegas. The MSNBC event, held just two days before the Nevada caucuses, featured an audience heavy with Latino voters. Two of them asked their questions in Spanish while co-host Jose Diaz-Balart translated for Sanders and Clinton.
Both candidates said they would renew President Obama’s executive orders shielding many illegal immigrants from deportation and would go further if legally possible. Clinton vowed to push for legislation that would make the actions permanent and binding.
“I’m hoping if we win back the Senate and we win the White House again, the Republicans are going to see the error of their ways and quit using immigrants to divide our country and quit taking the kind of mean-spirited actions they do,” she said. “You know, I was the first person to call out Donald Trump. I said, ‘Basta.’ Enough of this prejudice and paranoia and the kind of language that he uses.”