Joe Biden: We Have an 'Obligation' to Provide Healthcare for Undocumented Immigrants
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Former VIce President and leading 2020 democrat presidential contender Joe Biden said this week that American taxpayers have an obligation to provide health care to everyone in the country - including the more than 20 million estimated undocumented immigrants who currently reside in the U.S.
“Look, I think that anyone who is in a situation where they are in need of health care, regardless of whether they are documented or undocumented, we have an obligation to see that they are cared for,” Biden said when asked whether illegal immigrants “should be entitled to federal benefits like Medicare, Medicaid.”
“By the way, a significant portion of undocumented folks in this country are there because they overstayed their visas,” Biden added.
“It's not people breaking down gates coming across the border, so the biggest thing we've got to do on this thing is tone down the rhetoric. We know why it's happening. It's to create fear and concern.”
At a campaign stop in California, Biden accused President Trump of engaging in fear tactics over the southern border.
“The idea that we are just trying to scare the living devil out of the American public — 'My God, hordes are coming,' the way [Trump] characterizes it — is just simply wrong,” Biden said, calling Trump's rhetoric "ridiculous."
WIBC host Tony Katz begs to differ.
"Why is it ridiculous to note that we have a problem with illegal immigration? Why is it ridiculous to note that 168,000 people who came across the border were released into communities in the United States? Why is it ridiculous to notice that the border patrol is overwhelmed? Why is that ridiculous? It's not ridiculous; it's the sensible thing to notice what's going on around you."
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