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Bernie Sanders Faces Awkward Issues for His Liberal Allies: Immigration and Guns

He's running to the left of Hillary Clinton, but he's not emphasizing the immigration issue, and he hails from a state with no gun control laws.
on June 12, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

on June 12, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Photographer: Scott Olson

Senator Bernie Sanders is positioning himself as the furthest-left mainstream presidential candidate, but on Friday he ended up confronting two of the issues where he’s most at odds with liberals: immigration and guns.

Speaking to a gathering of Latino government officials, Sanders touted his support for a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, saying he backs a path to full citizenship for the undocumented as well as efforts to improve working conditions for immigrants.