Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders'Morning Joe' co-host: We got into Trump's head Petition calls for Melania Trump to move to White House or pay NY security costs In California race, social justice wing of Democrats finally comes of age MORE (I-Vt.) on Saturday promised to take executive action on immigration if he is elected president.
Speaking to an audience in Reno, Nev., where Hispanics will be a key constituency in the Feb. 23 caucuses, Sanders said he wouldn't be shy about using presidential powers to fix the immigration system.
"I don’t know to whom you are sending a message to. These are children who are leaving countries and neighborhoods where their lives are at stake," he said.
"I don’t think we use them to send a message. I think we welcome them into this country and do the best we can to help them get their lives together."