Joe Biden Admits He and Obama 'Made a Mistake' on Immigration Policy
'It took too long to get right'
Former Vice President Joe Biden said that he and former President Barack Obama "made a mistake" on not achieving comprehensive immigration reform during office.
During he second and final presidential debate in Nashville, Biden said:
"It took too long to get right."
Biden also pledged to deliver an immigration overhaul creating a pathway to citizenship for more than 11 million undocumented people if he became president.
"I'll be president of the United States, not vice president of the United States," Biden said.
"The fact is I've made it very clear within 100 days, I'm going to send to the United States Congress a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people."
Even Obama demanded that illegal alien "Dreamers" are awarded a "pathway to citizenship" amid the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year.
“Dreamers have contributed so much to our country, and they are risking their lives fighting on the frontlines of this pandemic,” Obama said on Twitter.
Biden has released two immigration plans:
The first would be to reverse the Trump administration's policies.
"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 said, referring to an Obama-era program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Biden's comment came after President Trump defended his administration's policy, which the media accused of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump slammed Biden for creating detention facilities for undocumented immigrants.
“Who made the cages, Joe?” Trump asked.
Last year, Obama's former ICE chief, tasked with handling illegal aliens, has said it was Obama who came up with the idea of putting illegal immigrant children in the “cages,” not President Donald Trump.
Despite this fact, the Democrats are using the 'children in the cages' narrative to ignite outrage mobs against Trump as crucial aspects of their 2020 campaigns.
Thomas Homan, who was Obama’s executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement between May 2013 and 2017, was responsible for “promoting public safety and national security by maintaining direct oversight of critical ICE programs and operations to identify, locate, arrest, detain and remove illegal aliens from the United States."
He also served as Acting Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since 2017.
“I’ve been to that facility, where they talk about cages. That facility was built under President Obama under (Homeland Security) Secretary Jeh Johnson. I was there because I was there when it was built," he told the Washington Examiner.