Vermont Sen. and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hired another immigration reform activist, Cesar Vargas, to join his campaign team as he prepares for a run at the oval office. This political move makes sense, given the fact that Sanders has voiced concerns over reaching the Latino population effectively, according to the Huffington Post.
Vargas is an immigration lawyer for undocumented immigrants and a co-founder of the Dream Action Coalition. He has had a successful career in spite of all of the obstacles he’s faced as an undocumented immigrant himself. In fact, he’s the first undocumented immigrant to pass the bar exam and become authorized to practice law in the state of New York, according to the Latin Post.
The Dream Action Coalition has since voiced its support for Sanders as the potential next president of the U.S. Members of the group believe that Sanders is very much in tune with the beliefs and future goals of their organization.
“For Dreamers and our community, Sanders is a strong choice,” Vargas said in a statement. “He is great on immigration in general, stood with us on the border children and he wants to get the Corrections Corporation of America, GEO Group and other corporations out of politics.”