Debate Questioner Can’t Speak English, Is US Citizen

Alex Pfeiffer | White House Correspondent

During the CNN Democratic Debate Wednesday night, an American citizen who couldn’t speak English asked the candidates about reuniting people with deported family members.

The woman who has from Guatemala said her husband was deported for not having a visa. She asked Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton what they would do to stop deportations and unite families.

Her question and the candidate’s answers were translated by a Univision host.

Sanders respond by saying his immigration plan was rated one of the best by The New York Times. He continued to say, “The essence of what we are trying to do is to unite families not to divide families. The idea that a mother is here and her children are on the other side of the border is immoral and wrong.”

Hillary said, “Please know how brave I think you are coming here with your children to share your story, this is an incredible act of courage that I don’t think many people understand.”

“It is time to bring families together. I don’t think there is any doubt that we must do more to let stories like your’s be heard more widely,” said Clinton. (RELATED: Latest Hillary Clinton Ad Features Crying Girl Afraid of Deportation)

After her response, the Univision anchor said, “Thank you Secretary Clinton, they are U.S. citizens.”

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