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FLASHBACK: Biden Called for a 700-Mile Border Fence in 2006

"Folks, I voted for a fence, I voted, unlike most Democrats – and some of you won't like it – I voted for 700 miles of fence..."

By NTK Staff | 05.13.2019 @11:18am

Former Vice President Joe Biden argued in favor of building a 700-mile border fence along the United States’ southern border in 2006 while speaking to a South Carolina Rotary club in a video uncovered by CNN.

“Folks, I voted for a fence, I voted, unlike most Democrats – and some of you won’t like it – I voted for 700 miles of fence,” Biden said. “But, let me tell you, we can build a fence 40 stories high – unless you change the dynamic in Mexico and – and you will not like this, and – punish American employers who knowingly violate the law when, in fact, they hire illegals. Unless you do those two things, all the rest is window dressing.”

“And so, everything else we do is in between here. Everything else we do is at the margins,” Biden continued. “And the reason why I add that parenthetically, why I believe the fence is needed, does not have anything to do with immigration as much as drugs.”

“And let me tell you something folks, people are driving across that border with tons, tons, hear me, tons of everything from byproducts for methamphetamine to cocaine to heroin, and it’s all coming up through corrupt Mexico,” Biden said.

A spokesman for Biden told CNN that the former vice president “believes in working toward border security without compromising values, and he opposes cracking down on sanctuary cities.”

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