UPDATED 8:59 AM PT — Thursday, August 8, 2019
2020 Democrat front-runner Joe Biden is feeling pressure from the left to make his stance on sanctuary cities clear. In a statement Thursday, the liberal advocacy group ‘Indivisible’ pressed Biden on the issue after past comments he made on immigration resurfaced.
When Biden ran against Obama for the 2008 Democrat presidential nomination, he said he would not allow sanctuary cities to ignore federal law. The group is now demanding Biden clarify his stance for the American voter.
“Part of the problem is you have to have a federal government that can enforce laws,” stated Biden. “This administration (George W. Bush) has been fundamentally derelict in not funding any of the requirements you need to enforce any of the existing laws.”
During his past presidential campaign, Biden also spoke about jailing employers for hiring illegal immigrants as well as the need for physical barriers at the southern border.