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Sanders says US immigration policies should unite families

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is intensifying his outreach to minority voters in an effort to expand his coalition.

The Vermont senator spoke Monday in Kansas City at a conference of the National Council of La Raza, a Latino advocacy group. His Democratic competitors, Martin O’Malley and Hillary Rodham Clinton, were set to speak later in the day.

Sanders says President Barack Obama’s executive order deferring deportation for some people should be expanded to include parents of those who have been living in the country illegally since childhood. He said there should be “a path to citizenship, so people can come out of the shadows.”

Clinton also has said an immigration overhaul must include a path to “full and equal citizenship” for people living in the U.S. illegally.

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