Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Joe Biden Touts Amnesty, Claims That Illegal Aliens “Enrich” America

In a July 28 statement posted on Medium, former Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden asserted that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and other foreign nationals living in the United States illegally are “enriching our country.” He further promised mass amnesty and “a roadmap to citizenship for Dreamers and all 11 million undocumented immigrants.”
Mr. Biden’s statement comes in the wake of the Trump administration’s decision to extend DACA while blocking any new applications – itself a walk-back from the president’s stated intention to re-rescind his predecessor’s unconstitutional executive quasi-amnesty after the Supreme Court ruled in June that the original decision to end the program was “arbitrary and capricious.” The Biden statement also called what was already a de facto concession a “cruel step” in a “misguided crusade,” further charging that President Trump – who, by the way, is married to an actual immigrant – “will stop at nothing to push his anti-immigrant political agenda.”
Of course, neither “Dreamers” in particular – nor other unauthorized foreign nationals in general – are actually “immigrants” in the proper sense of the term. Immigrants are foreign citizens who come to the United States permanently and – here comes the key part – do so by following the legal process. Those who either overstay their visas or simply sneak across the border, regardless of whether they were brought here as children, are by definition illegal aliens. Rewarding them with blanket amnesty, and eventual citizenship to boot, is unfair to legal immigrants who followed the rules – people whom Joe Biden seems much less concerned about.
Admittedly, this isn’t the first time candidate Biden has promised mass amnesty plus a “path to citizenship.” It was a plank of his original immigration plan, and remains a key part of the even more radical Biden-Sanders Democratic “unity” platform. (For a succinct summary and analysis, see a recent FAIR blog.) However, the fact that the supposed “moderate” Joe Biden speaks the same language on amnesty as does the radical socialist Bernie Sanders demonstrates how central the idea is to the modern-day Democratic Party and the degree to which open-borders extremists are calling the shots within it, not to mention Mr. Biden’s unwillingness to stand up to them.
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