FoxNews.com reports that
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that while he won’t tear down President Trump’s much-touted wall along the United States’ southern border with Mexico, he also won’t continue construction of the barrier if he’s elected president in November.
“There will not be another foot of wall construction in my administration,” Biden said during an interview, according to the Dallas Morning News. “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. And at the ports of entry — that’s where all the bad stuff is happening.”
The border wall was one of Trump’s signature proposals during his 2016 presidential campaign and has been a flashpoint of conflict between his administration and Democrats since he assumed office. To date, only 277 miles of the wall have been completed, but Trump on Tuesday promised that “it will be almost finished by the end of the year.”
The entire length of the U.S.’s border with Mexico in 1,974 miles.
Along with halting construction of the wall, Biden vowed that, if elected, he would also end land confiscations along the border that had been taken to build the wall.
“End. Stop. Done. Over. Not going to do it. Withdraw the lawsuits. We’re out. We’re not going to confiscate the land,” Biden said.
Biden’s position on border barriers has changed over time.
A video recently surfaced from 2006 of then-Sen. Biden of Delaware advocating for fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“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.
Biden added: “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.”
A spokesperson for Biden’s campaign said that the former vice president’s position hasn’t changed but that a border wall wouldn’t “address the real issues.”
“As then-Senator Biden said at the time, ‘we can build a fence 40 stories high,’ but it will not address the real issues here. Vice President Biden believes we have to stop trying to scare people and instead have an immigration discussion based on facts,” spokesman Andrew Bates said.
“He believes that we can secure our borders without abandoning our values, and that we should do that by addressing the root causes of immigration abroad and working toward comprehensive immigration reform at home, including a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and smart border security.
So, Sleepy Joe wants to address the root causes of immigration abroad?
And, do what? Send them OUR money?
He must have been asleep during the “Attack of the Caravans” from the Golden Triangle in Latin America.
There were representatives of wealthy Americans like George Soros giving people “traveling money” to come and overwhelm our Southern Border.
Who stopped that in its tracks?
The 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, did.
It slays me when I see and hear Biden say that he is going to fix all of America’s problems like immigration.
He has been in Washington for over 30 years and he has accomplished NOTHING at all.And, now, in his “diminished” state he does not know where he is half the time and when he is confronted with a question he can’t answer, he becomes agitated and strikes out verbally, like he did a couple of days ago.
If you believe that Hidin’ Joe Biden, who is clearly battling dementia, can successfully tackle the ob of being the most powerful leader in the Free World, then I have a free membership in the Rosie O’Donnell Diet Plan to send you.
If they didn’t, wealthy Democrat Politicians like Biden and Pelosi would not live behind them.
If they actually want to be an American and contribute to our country, we will welcome them with open arms.
If they want to sneak in, take advantage of our kindness and largess, and remain loyal to their home country, they can stay in the country which they prefer before our.
And, they can take the Liberals who hate our country and who are attempting to destroy it with them.
Until He Comes,