It’s not much of a secret to realize that any Democrat elected president in 2020 would undo President Donald Trump’s efforts to get illegal immigration under control.
And while that includes the front-runner, former Vice President Joe Biden, the notion being peddled that Biden is a moderate belies the pull the hard-left has had on him.
While the media gushed over Biden suggesting this week that he would entertain a Republican being his vice president, the candidate made it clear at a campaign rally in Derry, New Hampshire that not only will he work to establish a path to citizenship for those in the country illegally, but that he will issue them driver’s licenses.
The issue came up during a Q&A session when an attendee said: “I wanted to ask you about getting driver’s licenses for our undocumented immigrants. Do you have a plan in the works for working on that, as I believe it would help them establish residency and the first step towards possible citizenship.”
“Actually, yes and yes,” Biden answered. “And, by the way, I’m going to fundamentally change the immigration policy we have.”
In a 2007 Democratic presidential primary debate, then-Sen. Biden replied “no” when asked if he supported granting drivers licenses to illegal immigrants.
Biden cited his wife’s recent trip to hand out Christmas presents to children in Mexico who were awaiting the processing of their asylum cases in the U.S., saying the children are living in “hobbles.”
“It’s bizarre,” he added. “We’re ripping children from the arms of their mothers.”
He goes on to sing the praises of DREAMers, saying “they’re already Americans, for God’s sake.”
The remarks can be heard in the video below, just past the 17-minute mark:
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Biden openly denounced the idea of hesitating to cross the southern border simply because it’s a violation of the law.
“The first thing I will do is send — I mean within the first couple of weeks, we already have it written — a bill to the U.S. Congress providing a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented people,” Biden said.
“Second thing, I would surge, surge, to the border,” he continued. “I’d eliminate the proposal that — [President Trump] has as a fancy name but saying you can’t come and make your asylum claim in the United States.”
He goes on to talk about spending U.S. tax dollars in Central American countries — many of which are wholly corrupt — to improve conditions there to the point where migrants will have no reason to come to America.
Biden’s proposal on immigration includes a $4 billion assistance package south of the border, to include El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
In addition to changing the policy on asylum, his plan would increase the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. and does not include funding for a border wall.
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