2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s campaign has been an interesting one to say the least, and this latest incident is no exception.
Biden’s campaign provided us with yet another head-scratching moment out on Thursday when he claimed illegal immigrant children “become Americans” before actual United States citizens do.
Biden’s nonsensical blunder came as he was being questioned on how he would oversee immigration detention facilities as president during an event in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In Joe’s typical creepy fashion, he took the opportunity to praise youths, this time those that are undocumented in particular.
“We have to find a pathway for Dreamers,” he said. “These kids who come — and they end up doing well. They become Americans before a lot of Americans become Americans,” he told the crowd.
“No, I’m serious,” Biden continued. “They get [into] school. They do well. They contribute to the community. They contribute to the country. So No. 1, we legalize the Dreamers,”
Biden then mistakenly said he would send an “amendment” to the desk of the House and Senate to create a pathway to citizenship for the millions of immigrants living in the United States illegally.
“No. 2, I would send, immediately, an amendment to the desk of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives — a bill to the desk — that said the following: We have to find a pathway to citizenship, earned citizenship, for the 11 million undocumented [immigrants],” he added.
Biden’s consistent memory lapses and misspeaks are becoming more and more common – something that would pose a massive issue for a president if he were to be elected. Maybe at this point in his life, Biden should be spending less time making a presidential bid, and more on a nursing home bid.
Biden even went as far as citing the Statue of Liberty as the source of justification for his policy proposals and claimed that America should accommodate whoever comes knocking, as long as they simply claim to be seeking asylum.
“What’s that Statue of Liberty all about? It’s about asylum,” he said. “And the idea that — I would be surging asylum judges to the border, to make sure these people had hearings.”
Biden has been rather inconsistent when it comes to his immigration policies. He’s had trouble answering for the mass deportations that he was part of during his tenure in the Obama administration due to the fact that he now, in order to comply with the modern left, is willing to let anybody in with a pulse. He was confronted about his conflicting views on the matter in July when he refused to apologize to a crowd of protesters in New Hampshire.
“No,” he said, when asked to apologize, “I will not halt deportations and detentions.”
“You want me to answer your question?” Biden continued as the chants grew louder. “Under my administration, there will be no family separation, until there is a hearing as to whether or not asylum is, in fact, warranted.”