What Else Did Biden Say About Immigration?

Biden: Illegal Aliens Are Already American CitizensOn Thursday, the headlines were covered in articles about Vice President Joe Biden opining that illegal aliens were already American citizens, but that wasn’t all he said.

In his keynote speech before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit on Wednesday, Biden also took the time to praise illegal aliens for their  “courage” to enter the U.S. unlawfully and declared “comprehensive” immigration reform as “central to our foreign policy.”
Buzzfeed reported that Biden linked passing an amnesty bill as important to successful U.S. foreign policy:

Vice President Joe Biden argued overhauling the nation’s immigration laws will not only bolster the U.S. economy but help win “respect” from other countries in the Western Hemisphere.

“When we pass this you’re going to see a different perspective,” Biden said. “Respect is a two-way street and this issue is central to our foreign policy.”

Buried towards the end of an NBC News clip covering the speech, Biden applauds illegal aliens for having the “courage” to enter the U.S. unlawfully:

It takes a whole hell of a lot of courage to be sitting at a wooden kitchen table somewhere — anywhere — in the world and say, “You know what? I tell you what kids. Let’s all pick up and go to America. Where we don’t speak the language. Where they don’t seem to want us. Where it’s going to be really, really rough to get there. But let’s go. Won’t that be fun?” I’m serious.


And in case you missed the coverage from Fox News, Huffington Post and The Hill, here is the full quote that Biden made about considering illegal aliens to be Americans:

You know, 11 million people live in the shadows. I believe they’re already American citizens,” Biden said Thursday at a Washington gathering of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “These people are just waiting, waiting for a chance to contribute fully. And by that standard, 11 million undocumented aliens are already Americans, in my view.

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  1. avatar

    Biden Speaks for All the Foreign Corporists That Fund Democrat Campaigns

    Its a slamdunk the “lion’s share” of American voters from both pareties are simultaneously AGAINST HIM.

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    BIden is down on the money regarding immigration reform and his statement regarding our ancestors and the courage comparison………………if you do not understand this then you and your descendants will not be part to make this country great…………

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      It did take “courage” for our ancestors to come here. Sail across the ocean on a long voyage, arrive with nothing but the clothes on your back, and support a family on nothing but your OWN two hands. What’s so “great” about people coming here now illegally, having five kids, and then the taxpayers pay for the food and medical care of those “citizen” kids. You’re the one who needs the history lesson.

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      You’r Blog is Ambiguous

      Are you for or against amnesty? Are you for or against the lion’s share of American voters against amnesty and against more American overpopulation?

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      Does it take “courage” to break other laws you don’t like, Roy? To speed? To embezzle? Or is a certain type of arrogance, a belief that YOU won’t be the one caught, that it won’t be YOU who dies in the desert or who is deported?

      If you do not understand the COURAGE it takes to follow a law, even when it’s not to your advantage, then you don’t understand what our ancestors have gone through. One of my dad’s first cousins had to wait with his grandmother in Lebanon while the rest of his family came here because he had an eye condition that would have gotten him turned away. Guess he should have just jumped the border through Mexico (lots of Arabs did end up going to Latin America,).

  3. avatar

    That wayward brained incompetent, Useless Joe, is such a disgrace to real American citizens, period!

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    Those who are waiting for Congresswoman Renee Ellmers to publicly criticize Vice President Joe Biden for his crackpot speech before the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce….are in for a long wait. The shocking truth confronting the voters in Ellmers’ Congressional district is that she totally agrees with Biden’s nation-wrecking idea of legalizing illegal immigrants. Ellmers won’t admit the obvious… i.e..she is allied with Biden, Obama, Pelosi, La Raza and the powerful cheap labor special interest lobby who all support giving amnesty or legal status to illegal immigrants. Those Americans in her district who cherish U.S. citizenship, sovereignty, and the rule of law, must stop and think long and hard about the following fact before voting on election day: By voting for this clueless and corrupt North Carolina politician you are voting for granting amnesty, legal status, and United States citizenship to foreigners who are violating our labor, tax, identity theft, and immigration laws. A vote for Congresswoman Renee Ellmers is a vote in favor of a radical ‘fundamental transformation’ of our nation that ends the power of America’s middle class forever.

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    He said a few months ago that this country owed a debt to Hispanics for voting for this administration. And if it means allowing lawbreakers to set our policies, then I have no desire to earn the “respect” of Latin American countries. Especially since those countries, particularly Mexico, have no hesitancy to deport those there illegally. How about “respect” for the rule of law, instead of shameless pandering for votes.

    Biden also mentioned that citizenship for illegals is the way to “save” Social Security. This ignores the fact that we have staggering levels of unemployment in this country and forcing 11 million illegals to self deport through e verify and other measures would put those Americans back to work and paying for their OWN retirement.

    And exactly what will the “contributions” of illegals be? For the most part, they are uneducated and low income, and will be participating heavily in the govt. programs the Democrats love to vote for. But, the advocates say, they won’t be able to participate in Obamacare. Except for the fact that when they become citizens, and THAT will be sooner rather than later if they get their way, then they will become eligible for all the government subsidies for that program. This is an economic plus HOW?

    It was interesting to read the Huffpo link. They did not quote the words “I believe they’re already American citizens”, because the logical implication of that is this administration will treat them as if they WERE. But even on a liberal site like that, the comments were almost totally negative towards Biden.

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    …and bank robbers should be lauded for having the “courage” to rob a bank. NOT!!!