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Politics Biden heckled over Obama-era deportations, tells protester 'You should vote for Trump'

09:15  22 november  2019
09:15  22 november  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Biden told the man that he " should vote for " President Trump instead. “No, I will not stop all deportations ,” Biden replied. “I will prioritize deportations , only people who have committed a “ You should vote for Trump ,” Biden said while cutting Rojas off.” You should vote for Trump ,” Biden

A seemingly frustrated Joe Biden advised a protester to "vote for Trump" Thursday after being confronted about the Obama administration’s record on deportations.

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden talks with a protester objecting to his stance on deportations during a town hall at Lander University in Greenwood, S.C., on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)© ASSOCIATED PRESS Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden talks with a protester objecting to his stance on deportations during a town hall at Lander University in Greenwood, S.C., on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

It happened at a South Carolina town hall event for the former vice president, before about 800 people at Lander University in Greenville.

Biden seemed to lose his cool when Carlos Rojas, an immigration activist with a group called Cosecha Movement, pointed out that more illegal immigrants were deported during Obama's first two years as president than during Trump’s.

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“In 2008 I was a volunteer for Obama because I had hope and I believed in the promises to the immigrant community," Rojas said. "The fact is that over those eight years there were three million people who were deported and separated from their families."

“You should vote for Trump. You should vote for Trump,” Biden retorted, turning away from the man.

“No, I’m not going to do that, but I want to make sure that immigrant families … are not afraid and you have the power as a candidate to actually commit to stop all deportations from day one from executive action, and we want to hear you say that.”

“I will not stop all deportations. If you commit a crime, that’s a felony,” Biden affirmed.

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Joe Biden got a little frustrated with protesters at a town hall event Thursday and even told one of them to "The fact is that over those eight years there were three million people who were deported and separated from Biden shot back, " You should vote for Trump " as he turned away from Rojas.

At that point a group of protesters -- many holding signs reading “Not 1 More Deportation” – began to chant that very phrase, demanding Biden pledge to stop deporting all illegal immigrants if he’s elected president.

“No matter what happens, if someone commits perjury, they should be deported,” Biden pressed.

In an effort to quell protesters, Biden promised: “There will be no family separations under my … as president of the United States.”

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“That’s a lie,” someone injected.

“That’s a lie, you said?” Biden responded. And the crowd erupted once more.

During the first three years of his presidency, Obama deported 1.18 million people, The Washington Post reported. Trump, despite promising in 2016 to deport “millions,” has deported less than 800,000 people during his first three years in office.

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Under the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported more than 385,000 people each year in fiscal years 2009-11. The rate spiked in 2012 when 409,849 deportations were carried out, Axios reported, citing Department of Homeland Security records. The Trump administration has not carried out more than 260,000 deportations in a single year, according to the Post.

These numbers drew the ire of protesters during a July Democratic presidential debate.

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CNN moderator Don Lemon asked Biden: “In the first two years of the Obama administration nearly 800,000 immigrants were deported, far more than during President Trump’s first two years. Would the higher deportation rates resume if you were president?”

“Absolutely not,” Biden responded. He briefly took a swipe at fellow candidate Julian Castro, who served as Obama’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development, before protesters cut him short.

Also at the town hall Thursday, after a student asked how Biden would address illegal immigration, Biden said the federal government needs “to produce a path to citizenship for the 12 million undocumented people in the United States,” according to IndexJournal.

“We are denying access to people who seek asylum,” Biden said. “The separation of families and putting kids in cages is brutal.”

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