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Former Vice President Joe Biden took a centrist position on a major immigration issue, coming out strongly against the decriminalization of illegal immigration.
“No, I don’t,” Biden said when asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo if crossing the U.S. border illegally should no longer be a criminal offense during an interview that aired Friday. “I think people should have to get in line, but if people are coming because they’re actually seeking asylum, they should have a chance to make their case.”
The article goes on to state the following:
“I would be surging — as we did, and [former President] Barack [Obama] and I did — surging folks to the border to make those concrete decisions. Look, the other thing, Chris, why are they coming? The reason the vast majority of these people are coming from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador is because they’re in trouble. Crime rates are high. Education is terrible,” he said about the immigration crisis.
However, during a Democratic presidential debate recently, Biden half-way raised his hand when asked if it should just be a “civil offense” rather than a crime to cross the border illegally. WATCH BELOW:
Nearly every candidate on stage raises his or her hand when asked if they would make crossing the border without documentation a civil — instead of criminal — offense. pic.twitter.com/NDCZyvPnY3
— Axios (@axios) June 28, 2019
Biden Comes Out Against Decriminalization Of The Border https://t.co/oZ8pDKIFfl
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 5, 2019
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