Biden continues to campaign on “no deportations for the first 100 days” (and that includes criminals)

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Joe Biden has once again spread campaign messaging around his immigration plan when it pertains to deporting people illegally residing within the United States.

Needless to say, his stance hasn’t changed as he stated that there’s going to be no deportations for the first 100 days of his administration, unless an alleged felony has been committed by an illegal immigrant.

In an almost predictable statement revealed during an interview with Noticias Telemundo, Biden echoed previous plans to halt deportations for his first 100 days in office.

The only way someone would be deported from the country is if they’ve committed a felony while present in the country.  

During the interview, Biden stated:

“There’s gonna be no deportations for the first 100 days of my campaign.”

The interviewer responded in turn, making sure he was understanding Biden correctly:

“Let me get this right, you’re going to freeze deportations?”

Biden reiterated the statement once more, saying:

“Freeze deportations for the first 100 days. And the only people who will be deported are people who committed a felony while here.”

The Democratic presidential candidate then hammered down his intentions to get DACA reinstated once again, which has the propensity to create amnesty for anywhere between 11 million to 22 million illegal immigrants in the country.

This marks the third time that Biden has mentioned that deportations would be halted if he were to take office.

Back in April of this year, Biden stated that President Trump should be suspending all deportations right now, even during the pandemic.

While speaking with Jim Defede from CBS 4 News, Biden reiterated that he stands by his previous ideas of how he’d handle immigration within the country.

During the interview, Defede asked Biden the following:

“With regard to immigration, you said you would suspend, place a moratorium on deportations for the first 100 days for anyone in the country illegally. Do you still hold to that and why do you believe that’s a good idea?”

Biden responded, in true Biden form:

“Because we have to straighten things out. Anyone that’s committed a felony in the meantime would be deported, but we have to take time to take stock of exactly what’s going on, who’s where, what the truth is, and what’s going on at the border. And that’s the thing we should be doing now.”

Why exactly would, or even should, we as a country halt deportation at this time? That makes absolutely zero sense. Furthermore, the administration doesn’t need to be bothered with reviewing potential progressive immigration solutions while dealing with the economic trauma caused by COVID-19.

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Why anyone would consider this individual as a great source of insight on dealing with immigration is beyond this author’s comprehension.

As stated earlier, this wasn’t the first time that Biden had mentioned a halting of deportations.

In the Democratic debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders that aired on March 15thBiden said that he will not deport any illegal immigrant – criminal or not – in his first 100 days in office.

Ilia Calderon, an anchor for Univision, posed the following question to Biden regarding immigration:

“You recently said, for the first time, that the Obama/Biden administration made a big mistake in deporting millions of immigrants, but you didn’t publicly speak out against it at the time. What commitment will you make, tonight, that as president you won’t deport millions again?”

It’s very convenient that Calderon framed the question with referring to those deported during the Obama era were “immigrants” and not what they actually were – illegal immigrants.

Still, Biden responded with citing examples that happened later on down the line of Obama’s time in office where they’d attempted to make amends for their “big mistake.”

He explained the introduction of acts like DACA, and creating safeguards for parents of DACA recipients as well.

What was most troubling was his proposed “solution” to appease the pro-illegal immigrant crowd:

“In the first 100 days of my administration, no one…no one will be deported at all. From that point on, the only deportations that will take place are the commissions of felonies in the United States of America.”

Great, so Biden’s big plan is to first do nothing and then selectively deport based upon crimes committed inside the United States. You can see why President Trump calls the political party the “do nothing” Democrats.

The moderator wanted to be sure of what she was hearing from Biden during the debate:

“So, to be clear, only felons get deported, and everyone else gets to stay?”

Biden responded with:

“Period.”

There are so many issues with the policy stance.

First, it completely ignores the fact that we’ll “forget” those who have illegally entered the country that have convictions of crimes involving moral turpitude from their countries of origin.

Essentially, someone convicted of rape, or some other demonstrable offense from where they came from, can stay because they haven’t re-offended yet (that we know of).

We have the immigration system established in a way to prevent people from becoming citizens if they have a proven track record of doing terrible things.

We shouldn’t award illegally entering the country to these individuals and then wait and see if they’ll commence felonious activities while present here.

Second, doing nothing for 100 days is only going to create backlogs in immigration proceedings and fill up detention centers with nowhere else to place those held up.

Then again, Biden might just have illegal immigrants with halted proceedings released back into the community on their own recognizance.

Doing nothing for a period of over three months and then saying illegal immigrants will only be deported if they commit a felony in the country isn’t an immigration policy. It’s a move to pander.

In terms of a stance on immigration, “Quid Pro Joe” has to have one of the most outrageously lazy and dangerous approaches to the topic.

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