Former Vice President Joe Biden is now leading the Democratic Party field for 2020’s presidential nomination, after a seemingly coordinated effort by several other candidates to drop out of the race and endorse him.
The move, perhaps surprising to supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), but expected by keen observers of the 2016 Democratic Party primary, makes 77-year-old Biden a near shoe-in to take on President Donald J. Trump in the general election.
Though Democrats are pitching Biden as a moderate left-wing candidate his policy proposals suggest otherwise, especially when it comes to immigration.
The former Vice President plans to give amnesty to recipients of former president Barack H. Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. That program allowed illegal alien children to reside in the United States temporarily, despite the fact that their illegal alien parents broke the law by bringing them to America without documentation.
President Donald J. Trump has tempered the program, but Biden wants to revive it.
From Biden’s campaign website:
DACA provided young people who passed a background check and application process with temporary work permits and protection from deportation. The Trump Administration made the cruel and counterproductive decision to terminate DACA, throwing into turmoil the lives of millions of Dreamers. Dreamers and their parents should have a roadmap to citizenship through legislative immigration reform. But in the meantime, Biden will remove the uncertainty for Dreamers by reinstating the DACA program, and he will explore all legal options to protect their families from inhumane separation.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Biden also wants to offer DACA recipients all sorts of “free stuff” that comes along with American citizenship.
Biden will also ensure Dreamers are eligible for federal student aid (loans, Pell grants) and are included in his proposals to provide access to community college without debt and invest in HBCU/Hispanic Serving Institution/Minority Serving Institutions, which will help Dreamers contribute even more to our economy.
There are approximately 800,000 to one million DACA recipients living in the United States right now.
Combine those figures with one million legal immigrants who are given green cards each year, and about one million illegal aliens who cross our borders without consent annually, and America’s continued transformation into an unrecognizable nation will continue unabated.
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