Top Latino group releases presidential candidate scorecard on immigration

Top Latino group releases presidential candidate scorecard on immigration
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The political arm of a prominent immigrant rights organization released a scorecard on Super Tuesday grading Democratic primary candidates and President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE on their immigration policies.

Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP lawmaker: Democratic Party 'used to be more moderate' 4 reasons why Trump can't be written off — yet Progressives lost the battle for the Democratic Party's soul MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren4 reasons why Trump can't be written off — yet Here are top contenders to be Biden's VP Kamala Harris to young Black women at conference: 'I want you to be ambitious' MORE (D-Mass.), who both received a B-minus from RAICES Action, had the highest ratings.

Warren received points for her stance on making immigration courts independent of the federal court system. Sanders, whose victory in the Nevada caucuses was driven in large part by Latino voters, gained points for advocating for returning to the U.S. people who were "unjustly deported during the Obama and Trump administrations."


Among the policies that cost the two candidates points were their positions on expanding work authorization for undocumented people and for not backing the New Way Forward Act, legislation that seeks to decriminalize unauthorized border crossings.

The Democratic candidate with the lowest grade was former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who got an F — the same as Trump.

The few points Bloomberg earned were mostly tied to his opposition to Trump administration practices, such as the “remain in Mexico” policy, and re-issuing temporary protected status.

No candidate received an A, and Trump did not receive a single point from the group.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden2020 Democratic Party platform endorses Trump's NASA moon program Don't let Trump distract us from the real threat of his presidency Abrams: Trump 'doing his best to undermine our confidence' in voting system MORE received a C+ on immigration, mainly for his time in the Obama administration, which deported a record number of immigrants.

RAICES Action is the group that interrupted last month's Democratic debate in Las Vegas to protest Biden.