Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned within a Chinese restaurant on Tuesday evening, informing supporters it had been “bizarre” to suggest a limit in immigration to the U.S.
Biden guaranteed to expand immigration to the U.S. in case elected president.
“Folks, look — the idea that there’s some limitation on the capacity of anyone who — on the immigrants in this country is absolutely bizarre! It’s absolutely bizarre.”
Biden, talking with a packed audience inside the Harbor Palace Seafood Restaurant on the eve of the upcoming Democratic debate, addressed members of the Asian-American and also Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, urging them to turn out the vote ahead of Saturday’s caucuses.
Last month, the AAPI Victory Fund super PAC supported Biden for president, citing his capability to defeat President Donald Trump along with his knowledge dealing with immigrant groups from South Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific generally.
Though the AAPI immigrant group is politically diverse, it provides trended Democratic recently.
Last year, Breitbart News reported another local AAPI organization in Las Vegas shown opposition to President Trump’s planned merit-based process for legal immigration.
On Tuesday, Biden assured, in case elected, to allow family reunification visas.
“We should be able to increase, to three million people, the people who could come for family reunification. Period, period, period, period.”
He called the idea that the United States could not “reunite” more families “absolutely bizarre.”
Biden also reminded his crowd that Latinos are not the only ones to benefit from President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which applied to those brought to the country illegally as children.
He said there were “thousands and thousands of AAPI’ Dreamers'” who had taken advantage of DACA as well.
Afterward, Biden welcomed attendees, many of whom proceeded to the Chinatown Mall to cast early votes prior to the polling place there closed.
Biden wishes to finish in the top three in Nevada and to win South Carolina in Feb. 29, in order to make the case that he is actually still a top contender for his party’s nomination. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) now leads nationwide polls, as well as Nevada polls.