Presidential aspirant Joe Biden promised the nation that while he will not tear down any of the existing border wall now in place, he will not build one more foot of border wall and instead focus enforcement efforts on high-tech security and ports of entry. “I’m going to make sure that we have border protection, but it’s going to be based on making sure that we use high-tech capacity to deal with it.”
His 180-degree turn on the need for a border barrier – which he and other notable Democrats including Senators Obama, Clinton and Schumer supported during the debate on the 2007 Secure Fence Act – demonstrates just how far left he’s been pushed by the far left wing of the Democratic party.
This isn’t the first time Biden’s outlined his vision for changes in the way the nation approaches immigration. Outlined in his “Unity Plan,” which he authored along with Senator Bernie Sanders, Biden also promises:
- Amnesty for the roughly 14.3 million illegal aliens currently residing in the U.S. – by far the largest illegal alien amnesty in U.S. history, dwarfing the controversial 1986 amnesty by a magnitude of three.
- Eliminates all Trump administration executive actions on immigration enforcement, including the bi-lateral agreements with Northern Triangle countries that helped stanch the flow of illegal immigrant caravans into the U.S.
- Ends the administration’s travel restrictions which have been used to safeguard the nation from terrorists as well as protect our citizens from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- End all illegal and criminal alien removals for at least 100 days.
- Eliminates all private illegal alien detention facilities without promised construction of new federal facilities, greatly limiting the nation’s ability to detain potentially dangerous illegal and criminal aliens.
- Ends workplace raids while ensuring that workplace enforcement efforts “do not undermine [illegal alien]workers’ rights to organize and assert their rights.”
The three upcoming presidential debates should provide Vice President Biden with ample opportunities to further explain his views on immigration.