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This Bernie Sanders Ad About Migrant Workers Will Give You The Feels

Bernie Sanders Ad Puts a Face to Those Who Pick the Food You Eat

One of the biggest criticisms people have of Bernie Sanders is that his message of income inequality brushes aside the needs of communities of color. This ad, titled “Tenemos Familias,” does a fantastic job at invalidating that argument.

The 5-minute video, which is as much a short documentary as it is a campaign ad, focuses on Udelia, a migrant worker picking tomatoes in Immokalee, Flo. Udelia talks about the abuse she and other migrant workers have gone through all to make what’s pretty much slave wages. Despite the injustice and adversity, Udelia’s tone is hopeful; she believes that her sacrifices will make the American Dream possible for her children.  If this video doesn’t pull at your heart strings, consult your doctor because you might not have one at all.

“Tenemos Familia” will run nationally on Univision this Thursday evening. The Sanders campaign hopes it will help move the needle with Latino voters in Florida (their Democratic primary takes place on March 15), a state where Hillary Clinton has a double-digit lead over him.

READ: Bernie Sanders Opens Up About His Immigrant Experience During Victory Speech

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Immigration Judge Claims That Toddlers Are Capable of Representing Themselves In Court

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Immigration Judge Claims That Toddlers Are Capable of Representing Themselves In Court

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Judge Jack H. Weil is a federal immigration judge who trains other judges across the country on immigration laws and procedures. Recently, this man, who went through lots of schooling and who has enough years of experience that he’s teaching others how to do their jobs, said that children as young as 3- and 4-years old are capable of understanding immigration law enough to the point where they can represent themselves in court.

Judge Weil straight up claimed that little humans like the one pictured below can lawyer for themselves.

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He made those comments back in October at a deposition speaking on behalf of the State Department. His testimony was part of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and other pro-immigrant rights groups demanding that the federal government provide adequate representation to minors.

He claimed three times that he has taught immigration law to children like this one:

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“It takes a lot of time. It takes a lot of patience. They get it. It’s not the most efficient, but it can be done,” Weil said in the deposition.

Naturally, child psychology experts are calling B.S.

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“I nearly fell off my chair when I read that deposition,” Laurence Steinberg, a psychology professor at Temple University who is a witness for the plaintiffs in the Seattle case. “Three- and 4-year-olds do not yet have logical reasoning abilities,” Laurence Steinberg psychologist and expert for the ACLU, told the Washington Post. “It’s preposterous, frankly, to think they could be taught enough about immigration law to be able to represent themselves in court.”

The absurdity of this claim isn’t stopping the Justice Department from fighting a lawsuit demanding that they provide lawyers to kids.

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We’re talking about children who went through hell to reach the United States because it was preferable than the hell they left behind. And how does our country, which was supposed to be founded on Christian values, respond? By saying “Tough shit, kid. You’re on your own.”

WATCH: OITNB Star talks about her own immigrant experience.

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