An old video has resurfaced of Joe Biden making the case for things President wants to do, including a border barrier, forcing would-be asylum seekers to apply in their home countries and not after they have invaded the country.
And also he wanted to go after employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens. In this video, he is endorsing exactly what our president wants, and that is to keep Americans safe. Also, we need to control who comes into the country. Many criminals who have come in with the caravans have been arrested and we have no way of knowing how many avoided being caught and could be committing crimes as we speak.
Biden told a South Carolina rotary club that he voted for a border fence despite other Democrats opposing the measure.
“Folks, I voted for a fence, I voted, and unlike most Democrats — and some of you won’t like it — I voted for 700 miles of fence,” he said, in the video unearthed by CNN.
“But, let me tell you, we can build a fence 40 stories high — unless you change the dynamic in Mexico and — and you will not like this, and — punish American employers who knowingly violate the law when, in fact, they hire illegals. Unless you do those two things, all the rest is window dressing,” he added.
The video came as Biden entered the race to be his party’s challenger against President Donald Trump during the 2020 elections. One of the top criticisms from Democrats has surrounded Trump’s tough immigration stances and, in particular, his demand for a barrier across the southern border.
“Now, I know I’m not supposed to say it that bluntly, but they’re the facts, they’re the facts. And so everything else we do is in between here. Everything else we do is at the margins. And the reason why I add that parenthetically, why I believe the fence is needed does not have anything to do with immigration as much as drugs,” he told the audience.