Sanders, Bernie - Positions on immigration policy

Immigration policy initiatives listed on his website:
“Allow immigrants to purchase health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
“Issue whistleblower visas for workers who report abuse and employer violations.
“Redirect resources away from boondoggle walls to modernize our border and ensure proper oversight that protects border communities.
“Employ humanitarian parole to ensure the return of unjustly deported immigrants and unify broken families.
“Ensure our border remains secure and protects local communities.
“Regulate future flows via a reformed visa system and reworked trade agreements,
“Put a stop to the notion that the border must be secured before a legalization can happen.
“Dismantle inhumane deportation programs and private detention centers.
“Reject ‘The Great Sanctuary City Slander’ as the politics of fear, and support humane local and state laws that integrate immigrants to our society.”
The list of points is followed by a long, detailed discussion of his views on immigration.  In part, he says:
“In a Sanders Administration, a legislative solution to modernize our immigration system will be a top priority. In addition, Senator Sanders will not stand idly by waiting around for Congress to act. Instead, beginning in the first 100 days of his administration, Senator Sanders will work to take extensive executive action to accomplish what Congress has failed to do and to build upon President Obama’s executive orders …”
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been in Congress for many years and as a Presidential candidate is rated F- by NumbersUSA as of January 14, 2016, on the basis of his voting history and public statements on immigration issues.  See NumbersUSA’s report on their website at: