Moderator Kristen Welker noted that the Obama-Biden administration failed to deliver immigration reform and was strict with deportations before changing course.
Biden called that failure “a mistake” and vowed to correct it in his administration.
“Within 100 days, I’m going to send to the United States Congress a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people,” he announced.
“And all of those so-called dreamers, those DACA kids, they’re going to be immediately certified again to be able to stay in this country and put on a path to citizenship.”
Biden went on to state that many Dreamers are “model citizens” and work as first responders.
“We owe them,” he concluded. “We owe them.”
“We made a mistake. It took too long to get it right,” Biden says when asked why voters should trust him to deliver on immigration reform after the Obama administration presided over record deportations and failed to deliver on this promise. https://t.co/sfK5s5ZOTW #Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/MQEtGE0sQB
— ABC News (@ABC) October 23, 2020
Biden Tells Illegals “We Owe Them”
What exactly do we owe them, Mr. Biden – these 11 million DACA “kids”?
An interview with Telemundo in 2019 gives us a little glimpse, as Biden promised to provide illegals the opportunity to buy into his healthcare plan – something he newly dubbed “Bidencare” at the debate.
During the primaries, Biden was one of roughly a dozen candidates who raised their hand when asked if their health plan would cover illegals.
“You cannot let people who are sick, no matter where they come from, no matter what their status, go uncovered,” Biden said during the first Democratic debate.
Who Built the Cages, Joe?
The former Vice President is also on record promising to stop deportations for all illegal aliens during his first 100 days in office – making no distinction between Dreamers or those who are a threat to Americans.
“In the first 100 days of my administration, no one, no one will be deported at all,” Biden said at a debate.
“From that point on, the only deportations that will take place is convictions of felonies in the United States of America.”
Reminder that there is no “moderate option” in this Democrat primary.
Tonight Joe Biden came out in favor of:
✅ Suspending deportations in his first 100 days
✅ Only deporting felons after 100 days
✅ Sanctuary cities
✅ Banning fracking pic.twitter.com/y3tJli8pw8
— Retired Orrin G. Hatch (@RetiredOrrin) March 16, 2020
These are absurdly extreme platforms.
One of President Trump’s successes during the debate on immigration last night was challenging Biden on why he and former President Obama were responsible for building cages for children separated at the border.
Biden contended that the Trump administration “separated [kids] at the border to make it a disincentive to come to begin with.”
Trump countered by asking “who built the cages?” four separate times.
“We did not separate the …” Biden said before Trump interjected: “They built the cages. Who built the cages, Joe?”
“Who built the cages, Joe?” President Trump says to Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/Jr1GrOvicL
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 23, 2020
Thomas Homan, the executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Obama and Joe Biden administration, says he was there when they were building cages to house illegal immigrants.
“I’ve been to that facility, where they talk about cages. That facility was built under President Obama under Secretary Jeh Johnson,” Homan explained at a conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies.
“I was there when it was built.”
Photos of children at a migrant holding facility have gone viral on social media. The pictures are from 2014. They were originally posted with this azcentral article about unaccompanied migrant children who were transported to a facility in Arizona. https://t.co/2DXdszR0SU
— azcentral (@azcentral) May 27, 2018
Now he wants to open up the cages, open up the borders, and open up our health care system to illegals, even as America struggles to take care of its own during the pandemic.
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