Former Vice President Joe Biden, in an interview with Jorge Ramos for Univision, referred to the Obama-era immigration practice of deporting hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens as “a big mistake,” according to ABC.
Biden further elaborated during the 20-minute interview by saying that he felt it “took far too long to get it right” when it came to handling the influx of illegal aliens during the Obama years. During the interview, Biden pointed to the administration’s eventual amnesty programs DACA and DAPA (which were overturned by the Trump Administration) as proof that they had shifted to the left on immigration.
Ramos challenged Biden on the latter’s false claim that the Obama administration never put children in cages, showing the former vice president pictures of just that taking place during that time. At one point, Biden directly accused Ramos of “not telling the truth” in his criticisms.
Biden, whose poll numbers have been dropping after terrible performances in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, is hoping for a rebound performance in Nevada, which has a larger Hispanic population than the first two states. His comments are also reflective of a broader shift to the left in an effort to win over more of the far-left base, which is currently moving towards Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.).