Thursday, during a town hall in Greenwood, South Carolina, former Vice President Joe Biden, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, was confronted by the Cosecha Movement, immigration activists, to protest former President Barack Obama’s deportation record.
One particular protester, who asked the former vice president a question about “ending all deportation of illegal immigrants”, was directed by Biden to “vote for Trump”.
Activist Carlos Rojas stood up and criticized the Obama-Biden administration’s record on deporting illegal immigrants.
“You should vote for Trump,” Biden told Rojas.
“No, I am not going to do that,” Rojas said. “And you have the power as a candidate to actually commit to stop all deportations from day one with executive action, and we want to hear you say that,” Rojas demanded.
“I will not stop all deportations. If you commit a crime, it’s a felony,” Biden responded. (Continued Below)
The Trump administration has deported fewer overall people than were deported under former President Obama despite the ongoing crackdown on immigrants without legal status, according to The Hill.
While the Obama administration deported 1.18 million people in his first three years, the number of deportations has been a little under 800,000 so far under Trump, according to The Hill.
Last week, Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan, told reporters in the White House briefing room, that “78 miles of new wall has been built,” under the Trump administration. “So, right now, the 78 miles that have been built–where there was an existing form of barrier. We just started breaking ground in [Rio Grande Valley], where we’re building miles of new wall, where there has been no structure there at all,” Morgan said. (Video Below)
Joe Biden: “You should vote for Trump”; watch:
"YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR TRUMP" – @JoeBiden.
An immigrant leader confronted Biden in Greenwood, SC about her fear of ICE. She said it's hard for the community to trust him because he defends Obama's deportations.
Then Biden told the Cosecha organizer translating to vote for Trump. pic.twitter.com/A410FSKdiu
— Movimiento Cosecha (@CosechaMovement) November 22, 2019
“You should vote for Trump,” Joe Biden tells @CosechaMovement protester Carlos Rojas at tonight’s town hall in Greenwood, S.C.
Rojas and other protesters from the group were criticizing Obama-era deportations and asked Biden to say he’d end all deportations — which he rejected. pic.twitter.com/od188WIlrQ
— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) November 22, 2019