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 TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE on their immigration policies.

Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBriahna Joy Gray: Push toward major social spending amid pandemic was 'short-lived' Sanders 'disappointed' in House panel's vote on drug prices Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenFederal Reserve officials' stock trading sparks ethics review Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants Warren, Daines introduce bill honoring 13 killed in Kabul attack 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 BidenTrump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race On The Money: Democrats get to the hard part Health Care — GOP attorneys general warn of legal battle over Biden's vaccine mandate 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.