Relations with Obama became a problem for Biden – Hispanics have not forgotten the mass deportation

In 2019, the Donald Trump administration deported about 267 thousand migrants, but these figures are not a record. In 2012, Barack Obama expelled 410 thousand people, which now can Joe Biden an impressive share of the electorate.

Relations with Obama became a problem for Biden - Hispanics have not forgotten the mass deportation
DALLAS – APRIL 9: Luis Navarro and other protesters assemble as they wait for the Mega March on City Hall to begin April 9, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. According to reports, an estimated half million Hispanics participated in the Mega March to peacefully protest immigration reform. (Photo by Jensen Walker/Getty Images)

This is reported on Thursday, April 23, by the agency “Associated Press”.

In total, Barack Obama deported about 3 million illegal immigrants from the country. It is also noteworthy that he publicly said that he was expelling criminals from the country. In practice, a huge percentage of people who did not have problems with the law were among the deportees. Of course, as Vice President, Joe Biden contributed to such a migration policy.

All this cost him dearly at the caucus in the regions where many Hispanics live. In the preliminary voting, they overwhelmingly supported Bernie Sanders. It was only after this failure that Biden began to call Obama’s migration policy the “big mistake”.

Sanders was attracted to the Latin American electorate by promoting a universal health insurance program. Biden did not seize this initiative. However, he did not support the decriminalization of illegal border crossings, which greatly worsened his chances of attracting Latin American voters.

According to the Pew Research Center, about 32 million Hispanics – 13.3% of the total electorate – will receive voting rights in the presidential election, even more than the number of African-American voters.

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