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    Sanders Launches Petition Against Reported Surge in Deportations

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    Bernie Sanders, a US presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, launched a petition calling on the federal government to abandon its alleged plans of launching raids and deportations of undocumented Latin American migrants.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The administration of US President Barack Obama is reportedly planning a month-long series of raids this month until June to deport Central American women and children from the United States.

    "Sending women and children back into harm's way after they already fled horrendous violence in Central America is painful and inhumane, and must be stopped," Sanders said in his petition sent to his supporters on Saturday, as quoted by his website.

    Earlier this week, Sanders expressed his opposition to the alleged plans, citing "the horrific violence" in Central America and other countries.

    A similar series of raids in January resulted in the detention of 121 people, most of them women and children who claimed to have fled gang violence and forced recruitment in several Central American nations.

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