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Sanders, O'Malley Condemn Planned U.S. Raids of Undocumented Immigrants

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    Sanders, O'Malley Condemn Planned U.S. Raids of Undocumented Immigrants
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    File image of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015.

    A Washington Post report detailing planned raids to deport hundreds of families who have fled from Central America to the United States illegally has yielded an emotional reaction from two-thirds of Democratic presidential field.

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley both took to Twitter Thursday to condemn the raids, which could start as early as January, sources familiar with the operation told the Post. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has not yet responded to the report.

    According to the Post, the planned operation would focus only on adults and children who have already been ordered removed from the U.S. by an immigration judge. That means that hundreds of people, if not more, could be targeted.

    O'Malley, tweeted: "A Christmas Refugee Roundup sounds like something @realDonaldTrump would concoct. Remember: Jesus was a refugee child who fled death gangs."