During Sunday night’s debate, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden embraced radical immigration policies, saying that he would reinstate ‘catch and release’ and that “no one will be deported at all” during his first 100 days in office.
“In the first 100 days of my administration, no one, no one will be deported at all,” Biden said. “From that point on, the only deportations that will take place is convictions of felonies in the United States of America.”
“So, to be clear, only felons get deported and everyone else gets to stay,” the moderator asked.
“Period. Yes,” Biden said. “It’s about uniting families. It’s about making sure that we can both be a nation of immigrants as well as a nation that is decent.”
Biden later added that “no one, no one would be put in jail while waiting for their [asylum] hearing.”
This would mean that Biden would not deport rapists, pedophiles or murderers for the first few months of his administration, and then only deport illegal immigrants that were convicted of felonies. With the addition of Biden’s promise to reinstate ‘catch and release,’ migrants who were apprehended at the border would be allowed to stay in the United States, effectively creating an open border.