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2008 Elections

Joe Biden on Immigration

 

(Editor's Note: Biden dropped out of the presidential race for the Democratic nomination, following a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2008, where he got only about 2 percent of the delegates.)

 

He opposes deporting the 14 million illegal immigrants already in the U.S. He proposes that background checks weed out the criminals to send back and provide for pathway towards "earned citizenship" for the rest. He views the U.S.-Mexican border not only as a gateway for illegal immigrants, but for drug trafficking as well. He strengthened border patrol and a shorter fence than the one voted on in September 2006 would help to ease future immigration problems.

 

YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owV4UkZaEmA
Biden addresses his Senate vote for the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

 

YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAU1AIcSrtI
Biden discusses with a crowd in Iowa what he will do with the illegal immigrants already int the U.S. and how he plans to stop more illegal immigrants from crossing into the U.S.

 

— Las Vegas Sun intern Jenna Kohler contributed to this report.

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