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Susmik Lama grew up in Nepal, calls Philadelphia home, and is working for Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire

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"I know how people have struggled with visa situations here," Susmik Lama said. "For him to have such an inclusive plan that incorporates every single person, for me in that plan I see faces, not just policies.”

There's no public polling on immigrants and refugees specifically, but Sanders has strong support among them in New Hampshire and elsewhere. A slate of leaders in the Bhutanese, Rohingya, and Congolese communities  endorsed Sanders in August, and there are several nationwide “Bhutanese for Bernie Sanders” and “Nepal for Sanders” Facebook groups. No similar groups exist for other Democratic candidates.

Sanders was an outspoken critic of how the U.S. handled the Syrian refugee crisis and has staked out arguably one of the most liberal approaches to immigration. He often talks about how his father emigrated from central Europe, broke, and sold paint to support his family.

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Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the (more...)

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