Democrat Sanders vows to halt immigration raids, deportations if elected president

Democrat Sanders vows to halt immigration raids, deportations if elected presidentU.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders said on Thursday he would put a moratorium on deportations from the United States and end raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on his first day in office. Trump has made cracking down on illegal immigration a centerpiece of his presidency and accuses Democrats of supporting “open borders.” ICE has stepped up its activities, arresting more than 2,300 people in the 2018 fiscal year, compared with just over 300 the year before.