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Mar 192016
 

Senator Bernie Sanders has identified issues and his position on such issues (https://berniesanders.com/issues/; obtained 03-19-2016). This current presidential candidate has a relatively high level  intuition (see previous articles on the mainstream 2012 US Presidential Candidates for the methodology used here and previously to determine level of intuition) and likely the highest of any candidate currently running for US President in either the Democratic or Republican Party. Per his website (https://berniesanders.com/people-before-polluters/; obtained on 03-19-2016) he began to identify issues and his position on such issues. Here is an excerpt from one issue he identified: ”A Fair and Humane Immigration Policy” (https://berniesanders.com/issues/a-fair-and-humane-immigration-policy/; obtained on 03-19-2016) that began the following way:

“Issues

A Fair and Humane Immigration Policy

Background

We are a nation of immigrants. I am proud to be the son of an immigrant. My father came to this country from Poland without a nickel in his pocket. Their story, my story, our story is a story of America: hard-working families coming to the United States to create a brighter future for their children. But even as this tradition is carried on proudly by so many families all across the United States, we have eleven million people in this country who are undocumented – who came here to improve their lives, to escape oppression, to flee desperate poverty and violence – and are systematically shut out from that same opportunity.

In 2008, I traveled to the tomato fields of southern Florida and met with migrant workers who were paid starvation wages for backbreaking work and were being ruthlessly exploited. After the visit, I invited leaders of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to Washington to testify during a Senate committee hearing regarding abusive labor practices. As a result of the tremendous grassroots effort of this coalition, working conditions in Immokalee improved and workers received a wage increase.

But how many more Immokalees are out there?

Many in the business community argue for a massive expansion of temporary guest worker programs. That is not the answer. As the Southern Poverty Law Center has documented, employers routinely cheat guest workers out of wages, hold employees captive by seizing documents, coerce workers to live in inhumane conditions, and deny medical treatment for on-the-job injuries.

It is time for this injustice to end.”

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Louis DeCola, Jr.  © 2016                                    The Hygiology Post ®