Factbox: Break up big banks, end free-trade agreements. What a President Sanders would do

(Reuters) - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has made income inequality and Wall Street main themes of his campaign for the Democratic nomination to run for president in November.

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gestures as he speaks about the terror attack in Brussels during a campaign rally in San Diego, California March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Here is a look at some of his policy proposals, taken from his website, news stories and interviews.


Sanders would expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the Deferred Action for Parents of America program to extend legal protections given to certain immigrants who entered the country illegally.

He would establish a whistleblower visa program for workers reporting labor violations.

Sanders would end both for-profit and family detention of illegal immigrants.

He would reform immigration laws, and would include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently in the country.

The candidate would protect the border with technology such as high-grade cameras, thermal imaging and movement sensors instead erecting of a border wall.


Sanders would reverse trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Central American Free Trade Agreement. He opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement.

He would make it easier for people to join labor unions.

Sanders says that permanent normal trade relations with China have been disastrous.

He has called for U.S. companies to invest more in the United States.


Sanders would seek the breakup of the largest financial institutions and reinstatement of Glass-Steagall, the Depression-era banking law that forced a separation of commercial and investment banking businesses.

He would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020.

Sanders would tax Wall Street speculation to help fund free public college and university tuition, and would establish a progressive estate tax for those who inherit more than $3.5 million.

He would set up a $1 trillion infrastructure investment program.

The candidate would lift the cap on taxable income above $250,000 to expand Social Security benefits.


Sanders supports the Iran nuclear deal, and opposes the use of ground troops in Iraq and Syria.

He would close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, and would move toward normalizing relations with Cuba.

Reporting by Amanda Becker; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Leslie Adler