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Bernie Sanders slammed the GOP's views on immigration while speaking at an immigration activists' forum with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement in Las Vegas on Monday.

Sanders repeatedly contrasted his views with GOP front-runner Donald Trump's, a tactic of Hillary Clinton's that her main Democratic opponent has rarely used in the past. In recent weeks as Sanders has taken a slight dip in the polls, he has ramped up his attacks against Clinton. Sanders also needs to up his Latino support.

"What I do not respect are people like Donald Trump who are appealing to racism and xenophobia to win votes," Sanders said during the forum. "We have come so far as a nation and struggled to much as a nation to overcome racism to let presidential candidates talk about people from Mexico as rapists. That is unacceptable and we will fight that tooth and nail."

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