Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, released his immigration platform.
Adrian Reyna, Strategy Director of United We Dream Action, said:
“It is important that Vice President Biden’s immigration plan acknowledged the pain of three million deportations during the Obama-Biden administration, but it shows us that he failed to learn or understand how the deportation force is criminalizing black and brown people and terrorizing our community.
Just last week it was reported that 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez was quarantined for having the flu and died in custody while seeking asylum. We need an immigration plan that protects people without hurting people. Without any real commitments to make the changes necessary to stop the deportation force, we cannot say that Biden’s plan will do that.
Our communities are ready for a president that is willing to fight for immigrants while stopping the mass incarceration and deportation of our communities. If Biden wants to choose to stand with our community, he can meet with people impacted by the deportation force and learn from our experiences. Then, he can understand our vision for a country where all immigrants can live and thrive, and put forward a plan that reflects that.”