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‘We Are A Better Nation Than This’: Dem Candidates Rip DHS on Reports of Deportation Raids

omalleysandersA new report that the US Department of Homeland Security plans to raid and deport hundreds of families who illegally entered the U.S. through the southern border sparked outrage from Democratic candidates Thursday.

Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders slammed the deportation plan in separate Twitter statements, criticizing the Obama administration for implementing more aggressive enforcement tactics.

O’Malley said the roundup reminded him of something Donald Trump would propose, adding the United States is “a better nation than this”:

In an extended statement, Sanders said he is “very disturbed” by the reports, insisting, “we need to take steps to protect children and families seeking refuge here, not cast them out.”

Hillary for America coalitions press director Xochitl Hinojosa also released a statement on the DHS raids saying “Hillary Clinton has real concerns about these reports.”

And Hillary Clinton got involved in the backlash too:

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