Former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential candidate, said on Thursday that he wants to see Congress grant legal status to DREAMers and offer “earned citizenship for the 11 million” undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
“These are kids who come and they end up doing well. They become Americans before a lot of Americans become Americans. No, I’m serious. They go to school. They do well. They contribute to the community. They contribute to the country. So number one, we legalize DREAMers,” Biden said while campaigning in Rock Hill, S.C.
“Number two, I would send, immediately, an amendment to the desk of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives — a bill to the desk — that said the following: we have to find a pathway to citizenship, earned citizenship, for the 11 million undocumented,” he added.