He has also made sure to point out….
He’s NOT Barack Obama….
The President who deported a whole lot of Latino’s to try to get dale with Republicans that did NOT happen….
Recent events with the virus has allowed the Trump admin to cut allowable immigration numbers to less than a 100 at the border and virtually close down visa possession visits to America also…
Biden saw Latino’s gravitate to Bernie Sanders during the primary….
He wants them back in his corner…
In a private conversation months ago with some members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee distanced himself from some of the Obama administration’s most controversial immigration policies, including its high number of deportations.
“He basically, respectfully, said that was the Obama Administration’s decision, as a whole. He didn’t run point for that,” said Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), who helped arrange the meeting last year and personally endorsed Biden in December. “And Joe Biden, on top of that, mentioned that under his presidency, we wouldn’t see the need nor would we see those numbers of deportations. That’s just not what his path is going to be.”
In public and behind the scenes, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has been taking steps to address the view among some immigration rights activists that he has been dismissive of their concerns. It is a critical weakness — Biden lost Latinos in several high-profile primaries to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) well after he began to reposition himself — and one that could be pivotal to his fate in several general election states like Florida and Arizona.
These activists are desperate to see President Trump defeated, and they fear Biden has yet to deliver a compelling and effective counter-argument on immigration — or even talk about the issue as much as Trump does.
They worry that if the former vice president is too focused on winning the support of white voters in swing states who like some of Trump’s hard-line immigration stances, Biden could alienate some Latino voters, who are expected to become the country’s largest nonwhite voting bloc this fall. And there is lingering resentment for how the Obama administration promised to make immigration restructuring a top priority, then deported more than 3 million people….
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