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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:10 AM

 

Biden camp jumped into damage control after upsetting Latino leaders [View all]

Biden echoed a conservative talking point in the last Democratic debate, saying undocumented illegal immigrants need to "get in line."

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is quietly playing cleanup with dozens of immigration activists and Latino leaders — weeks after upsetting them by using what they considered loaded language to describe his views on immigration policy.

Biden said at the July 31 Democratic debate that undocumented immigrants need to “get in line” and that the country has been right to “cherry-pick” high-skilled immigrants, notably those with advanced degrees.


That language, more commonly used by conservatives, triggered widespread criticism from immigrant rights activists, some of whom said the former vice president was echoing “Republican talking points” on how migrants are admitted to the United States.

The campaign quickly embarked on damage control. Aides assuaged aggrieved activists, and Biden had a closed-door meeting with Latino leaders in San Diego before his speech at the UnidosUS conference last week.


https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/14/joe-biden-latinos-immigration-2020-1461341
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