Bernie Sanders has met with immigrants throughout his time on the campaign trail -- and on Saturday, he took trip to the U.S.-Mexico border to see the conditions for himself. He listened to the stories of two immigrants, reiterated his support for comprehensive immigration reform and made a point to contrast his views with those of the GOP front-runner, Donald Trump. Sanders also criticized President Obama's record on immigration, describing him as part of the 'deportation regime, and praised Pope Francis. He quoted the Catholic leader in saying that the solution is 'compassion not hatred. Good public policy, not bigotry.'
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.