Last night, during a CNN interview, former Vice President Joe Biden weighed in on the current state of immigration affairs, as reported by Newsmax.
Biden on Congressional Immigration Conflicts
The former Vice President opined that a bipartisan immigration solution would be in the best interest of the Democrats:
“If you had a wall that provided security that wasn’t an absolute waste of money — meaning national security and the technical means to protect it, and all these kids had a path to citizenship — I’d be inclined to do that.”
When CNN host Chris Cuomo asked Biden about President Trump’s “political victory,” Biden affirmed his indifference:
The Fight for Immigration Reform
Republicans and Democrats remain at odds regarding immigration. As Democrats prioritize the plight of Dreamers, the GOP is pushing for border security and a chain migration halt. However, both sides are in strong disagreement about the best course of reform.
The foregoing immigration dispute has engendered great political rifts, including last month’s government shutdown. In January, Republicans and Democrats were unable to come together and vote for a spending bill designed to keep the government open. Therefore, the government closed for three days until Democrats reluctantly decided to vote for the spending bill and reopen the government.
Americans from all backgrounds and political theologies have echoed Biden’s sentiments in one way or another. Both Republicans and Democrats want what they want regarding immigration reform. Neither side appears willing to relent. For that reason, Americans believe that a bipartisan immigration deal (where both sides get some of what they want) is the most productive step going forward.
However, Congressional leaders appear to be struggling with establishing a bipartisan deal. Republicans claim that Democrats are failing to work with them and vise versa. Moreover, President Trump stated on Tuesday that yet another government shutdown may soon occur if Democrats fail to get on board with a bipartisan immigration plan.
The fight for U.S. immigration reform is an ongoing saga. Additional reports will follow as new developments arise.