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Biden on Illegal Alien Detention Centers: ‘Close them down!’

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

Democrat 2020 presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden believes there’s no use for detention facilities along the southern border.

Biden, speaking at a South Carolina town hall this week, was asked about the detention centers and what he would do about them and responded, “Close them down! By the way, we don’t need them!”

During the event, Biden stressed that under his watch with former President Obama they had “things under control,” and under their process, “you have to report back for a hearing on such-and-such a date, people show up!”

A PJ Media story on Biden included a video of his comments on immigration.

However, Biden’s words couldn’t be further from the truth.

According to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan’s congressional testimony in June, most asylum seekers are no-shows for their appointed hearing date.

National Review reports:

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan testified Tuesday that 90 percent of asylum-seekers tracked under a recently instituted program skipped the hearings in which their cases were to be adjudicated.

The PJ Media story used a different study that reported, “43 percent of undocumented immigrants skip their hearings after they are released from U.S. custody.”

While Biden detests the detention facilities, he conveniently omits the fact the facilities were opened while Obama was in office.

Biden isn’t the only Democratic presidential candidate willing to close down the detention facilities.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren also agree with Biden.

Both Senators Biden and Warren visited a Florida detention center and Tweeted:

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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