Joe Biden’s ‘Undocumented Alien’ Remark Comes Under Fire on Social Media

Mar 16, 2020
1:49 PM

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During the 11th Democratic presidential debate, which was moved from Arizona to CNN’s studio in Washington, D.C., due to COVID-19 concerns, Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders went head to head for the first time this election cycle. Biden made headlines for committing to picking a woman Vice President for the ticket should he be the nominee, but media mainly turned the blind eye to his ill-used term “undocumented alien” when referring to undocumented immigrants.

Social media wasn’t as forgiving and made sure to point it out.

While Biden quickly corrected himself, his remark doesn’t fare well considering he doesn’t have a strong Latino support across the country. As an Arizona poll shows, Biden leads Trump in the state “but he still has to win over many Latinos who prefer [Bernie] Sanders and are unsure whether to vote for the former vice president if he is the Democratic presidential candidate.” Ultimately, he’ll need Latinos to go to the polls and vote for him if he expects to be victorious in November.

And if you add the unfortunate exchange the former Vice President had with immigrant rights activist Carlos Rojas this past fall, where he told him “you should vote for Trump” just because he was confronted for the 3 million deportations that happened in the Obama-Biden administration…it leaves a sour taste in the mouth.

You can listen to the interview Latino Rebels Radio had with Carlos Rojas below: