Bernie Sanders Draws Big Crowd in Stockton, Talks Education, Immigration

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STOCKTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spent Tuesday morning addressing supporters at Weber Point Events Center in Stockton.

More than 7,000 people went to the official rally, including 21-year-old Cody Reeves. The 21-year-old said this was his first time voting for a Presidential election.

He came to downtown Stockton early to make sure he was first in line.

"We probably got here at around 10:30, and settled down at around 11 p.m., yesterday,” Reeves said.

Just after 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Vermont senator was welcomed to the San Joaquin Delta.

"What a turnout. Thank you, Stockton," Sanders said.

Senator Sanders voiced his views on immigration, believing in the path to citizenship for those in the country illegally.

That is something Frances Hernandez knows exactly about, after moving to the US 50 years ago.

"I'm so proud to be an American because for me, I can tell you, I made my American Dream,” Hernandes said.

Perhaps what got the senator the most cheers at the rally was his stance on public education.

"In my view, it is no longer good enough to be talking about public education meaning 1st grade to 12th grade. Not good enough anymore," Sanders said.

“Considering college used to be $50 a semester back in my day. And now she's paying $36,000 to go to UC Berkeley. It would be nice to have for kids to have the affordability to get a great education,” Sanders supporter Kris Kauffman said.

In a crowd of die-hard Bernie fans, a few stuck out in the crowd. One Trump supporter he came to the rally out of curiosity. He believed Sanders’ policies were too optimistic.

To which Sanders said, "Many people think Donald Trump is going to be president. It's not going to happen."