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2020 Candidates Discuss Immigration at Milwaukee Forum

The Associated Press
Created: July 12, 2019 11:23 AM

Several Democratic presidential candidates promised major changes to U.S. immigration law Thursday, contrasting their ideas to the hardline policies of President Donald Trump during a forum with Latino political activists in Milwaukee.

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The White House hopefuls gathered as Trump's detention policies have sparked fierce Democratic pushback and intense public debate. They uniformly panned Trump's approach to immigration on a day when the president abandoned his contentious effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Julian Castro said he would let deported veterans back into the country. Senator Bernie Sanders said he would grant legal status to the 1.8 million people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke spoke about making the western hemisphere a priority in U.S. foreign policy.

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