Sen. Bernie Sanders sharply criticized President Trump during a rally in Oceanside
Sen. Bernie Sanders at a rally in Oceanside in 2018. Photo by Chris Stone

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has scheduled a pro-immigration rally for next Friday, Dec. 20, in San Ysidro.

The rally location at San Yisdro High School is just a mile and a half north of the international border, which President Trump has vowed to close with hundreds of miles of new fencing.

“Trump’s racist immigration agenda is a moral stain on this nation,” said Sanders in a tweet on Friday. “We are going to create a humane policy for asylum-seekers that is grounded in human and civil rights.”

The Democratic presidential contender’s rally is set for the high school’s athletic quad at 5353 Airway Road. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m.

A poll released Thursday by CNN shows Sanders among the top three Democratic contenders in California. Former Vice President Joe Biden was preferred by 21% of respondents, followed by Sanders at 20% and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 17%.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.