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Thursday, 10 March 2016 07:29

US Democratic presidential hopefuls come to blows in Florida

US Democratic presidential hopefuls come to blows in Florida
US Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have clashed on a number of issues during their latest debate in Miami, Florida.

According to Press TV, the debate comes less than a week before the critical primary in Florida, which is home to a large Hispanic community.

Clinton and Sanders both courted the Latino vote, expressing support for comprehensive immigration reforms. But they blasted each other for anti-immigration positions over the past years.

The former secretary of state hit out at Sanders for opposing a 2007 bill that would have created a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the country.

Both rivals pledged that they would not deport illegal immigrants, particularly children, who were not accused of a crime and they supported a path to citizenship for such people.

The two politicians also clashed on the war in Iraq, healthcare policy and relationship with Wall Street and corporate America.

Clinton, who is the Democratic Party’s frontrunner, also accused Sanders of focusing his economic attacks on the past Democratic presidents, rather than former Republican President George W. Bush.

The Miami debate follows surprise victory of Sanders in Michigan’s primary on the second Super Tuesday.

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