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( ) – Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has made income inequality and Wall Street main themes of his campaign for the Democratic nomination to run for president in November.

Here is a look at some of his policy proposals, taken from his website, news stories and interviews.

IMMIGRATION

Sanders would expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the Deferred Action for Parents of America program to extend legal protections given to certain immigrants who entered the country illegally.

He would establish a whistleblower visa program for workers reporting labor violations.

Sanders would end both for-profit and family detention of illegal immigrants.

He would reform immigration laws, and would include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently in the country.

The candidate would protect the border with technology such as high-grade cameras, thermal imaging and movement sensors instead erecting of a border wall.

TRADE

Sanders would reverse trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Central American Free Trade Agreement. He opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement.

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Sanders says that permanent normal trade relations with China have been disas,上海品茶419论坛Caden,t上海品茶QQrous.

He has called for U.S. companies to invest more in the United States.

ECONOMY AND TAXATION

Sanders would seek the breakup of the largest financial institutions and reinstatement of Glass-Steagall, the Depression-era banking law that forced a separation of commercial and investmen,专门哟啪的微信群Paisley,t banking businesses.

He would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020.

Sanders would tax Wall Street speculation to help fund free public college and university tuition, and would establish a progressive estate tax for those who inherit more than $3.5 million.

He would set up a $1 trillion infrastructure investment program.

The candidate would lift the cap on taxable income above $250,000 to expand Social Security benefits.

FOREIGN POLICY

Sanders supports the Iran nuclear deal, and opposes the use of ground troops in Iraq and Syria.

He would close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, and would move toward normalizing relations with Cuba.

Venezuela opposition plans incentives for officers who disavow Maduro

CARACAS ( ) – Venezuela’s op,上海品尝嫩茶Cain,position-led congress is considering offering le,上海品茶QQJacob,gal incentives to military officers who disavow President Nicolas Maduro and help lead a transition to a new government, according to four legislators and a draft document seen by .

Maduro was sworn in on T上海品茶工作室hursday for a second term following a disputed 2018 election, triggering a hailstorm of international criticism that his leadership of the country suffering a hyperinflationary collapse is illegitimate.

The proposal, which comes in part at the request of high-ranking officers on active duty, seeks to ensure that defectors from the armed forces would not be persecuted by a future government if they abandon Maduro, according to the legislators, who asked not to be identified.

It would apply to officers who “do not obey the orders of the man who has usurped the Presidency of the Republic … and collaborate with the tradition and re-establishment of constitutional order,” the draft says.

The plan shows the opposition increasingly focused on the military as crucial in removing the ruling Socialist Party from power. But the law will almost certainly be thrown out by the pro-Maduro Supreme Court, meaning its legal impact would remain symbolic as long as Maduro is in office.

Opposition leaders have faced significant hurdles in recruiting military dissidents due to Maduro’s continued sway over the armed forces and a crackdown on accused insurgents that human rights groups have said includes torture of officers and abuse of their families.

Plans to offer incentives to officers as a way of hastening Maduro’s departure has not been previously reported.

Opposition leaders have publicly discussed creating a transition plan, as well as amnesty for military officers who are already in jail on accusations of conspiring against Maduro – many of whom the opposition considers political prisoners.

Congress plans to vote on the 17-page draft document entitled “Law Governing the Transition to Democracy” in the coming weeks, the legislators said.

The draft does not detail what the incentives would be or under what conditions they would be offered, which would be approved in a separate law, they said.

The ov,上海品茶网Mace,erall transition law is in principle supported by major opposition leaders including Popular Will, First Justice, and Democratic Action, the lawmakers said.

Spokespeople for the three parties did not respond to requests for comment.

The Information Ministry did not reply to a request for comment.

Human Rights Watch and local rights group Penal Forum found 32 cases in which military officers accusing of plotting against Maduro’s government were subjected to beatings, asphyxiation and electric shocks.

Internal military documents reviewed by in 2018 showed that the number of soldiers detained for treason, rebellion and desertion rose to 172 in the first four months of that year, up three-and-a-half times on the same period of 2017.

‘Bad mom’ drove around with children in inflatable pool on roof of her car

A mother drove around with her two children enjoying an inflatable pool she’d put to the roof of her car, police ,上海品茶微信Katalina,say.

Jennifer Yeager, 49, was spotted by horrified neighbors near her home in Dixon, Illinois, earlier this month, with the inflatable sat on the roof of her Audi SUV.

She drove to a friend’s house to use their pump t,上海品茶工作室Sandy,o inflate the toy.

Yeager then asked her two daughters to sit in the pool while she drove home to keep it secured to the roof of the moving vehicle, it is claimed.

According to WQAD, Yeager was arrested on two counts of endangering the health or life of a child.

She also faces two counts of reckless conduct – one for each child she is accused of placing in harm’s way.

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Yeager faces further charges of failure to secure a passenger under the age of eight, and another under the age of 16.

The mother was booked into Dixon Police Department, and has since been released on bond ahead of her next court appearance.

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