Once upon a time, 2020 Democrat presidential candidate frontrunner Joe Biden was squarely against amnesty for illegals.
With the Democrat party having moved far left, his tone has changed and now Biden is calling for all 800k Obama “dreamers” who were brought in illegally as children to immediately be made U.S. citizens.
Just 2 weeks ago, Biden took heat for flip flopping on his stance on abortion and the Hyde amendment.
Per FreeBeacon, Biden praised a 2006 immigration bill for denying amnesty to illegal immigrants and punishing businesses that employ them.
In an interview with NBC’s Chris Matthews in 2006, then-senator Biden voiced his support for the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act, sponsored by Sens. Ted Kennedy and John McCain. When asked by Matthews if there was a Democratic Party position which “accommodates the need to stop illegal entry, punish people who hire people with cheap wages illegally, and also gives hope to people who live here illegally,” Biden said that he believed the McCain-Kennedy Bill would achieve those ends.
Matthews then asked, “Can you scare an employer in this country … into not hiring an illegal because the punishment’s so high that if you get caught, it’s a huge embarrassment to your family, and you may just get hit with a fine that’ll kill you?”
In response, Biden said, “You can, and that’s what we should do. I think we should do that.”
Weighing in on immigration before first Democratic debates, Joe Biden is proposing that Congress grant immediate citizenship to more than 800,000 U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children.
The former vice president and Democratic polling leader introduced some of his immigration priorities Monday in a newspaper op-ed that blisters President Donald Trump for an “assault on the dignity” of the Latino community through policies and rhetoric designed to “scare voters” in 2020.
“Trump repeatedly invokes racist invective to describe anyone south of the Rio Grande,” Biden writes, assailing him for “actions that subvert our American values and our ability to lead on the global stage.”
Biden, who launched his 2020 campaign in April, calls for streamlining the asylum system for migrants and spending more on electronic security at borders instead of building Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall. And he blasts Trump’s latest threats of mass deportation and his decision to cut aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, three Central American nations that are sources of the increasing wave of migrants to the U.S. border.