Joe Biden reveals plans for immigration reform, amid tumultuous 2020 battle


Joe Biden may very well still be considered the democratic frontrunner for the 2020 presidential nomination, but a recent string of criticisms from the progressive base has the former VP fishing for support.

Hot on his heels are Elizabeth Warren and, to a lesser extent, Bernie Sanders – both of whom are well known in the American political scene.  Both of these candidates are running their campaigns with a focus on fiscal reforms, most notably policies that would lessen or nullify the student loan debt of a great many Americans.

Biden’s campaign, on the other hand, seems to be operating on the “I’ll beat Trump” platform, framing the coming primary elections as all but decided…even at this early stage.

It seems, however, that the longtime politician’s lack of policy initiatives are catching up to him and his PR team, who this week rolled out Biden’s latest foray into the subject of illegal immigration, with the candidate now espousing major overhauls to the overburdened system.

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Joe Biden wants to “streamline and strengthen” the nation’s asylum system which is pumping 100,000 migrants per month into the nation’s workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods, and suggests that people from Venezuela be allowed to move into the United States’ claimed “nation of immigrants.”

“Our asylum system needs to be improved, but the answer is to streamline and strengthen it so that it benefits legitimate claims of those fleeing persecution, while reducing potential for abuse,” Biden says in a June 24 op-ed in the Miami Herald. Migrants “have the right to have their [asylum] cases heard,” he said, even though the vast majority of the migrants tell reporters that they are looking for jobs.

Immigration is holding steady as the number one concern among voters in America, thanks in no small part to the humanitarian crisis that is developing on the southern border of the United States.

Furthermore, given President Trump’s strong stance on the subject of immigration, 2020 democrats will need to hone their own policies before stepping foot into the debate ring with the Commander in Chief.

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