Tag: Vice President Joe Biden


Commentary: Immigration Not Debated But Still Important

Will immigration will be discussed in Tuesday’s presidential debate? Fi2W Columnist Erwin de Leon says it’s should not be ignored by the candidates, even though many immigrants themselves rank it below the economy as a priority.

White House Ambivalence On Immigration: Biden Says Not A Good Time For Reform, ICE Frees Migrants

By Diego Graglia, FI2W web editor
Vice President Joseph Biden told Central American leaders immigration reform will have to wait - Photo: Reuters.

Biden tells Central American leaders immigration reform will have to wait. (Photo: Reuters)

Forget the tea leaves. Divining the intentions of the Obama administration with respect to immigration reform is more like reading the leaves of a fern: conflicting signals sprout every which way, leaving observers dizzy.

On the one hand, none other than Vice President Joseph Biden said this week that this is not a good economic time to pass immigration reform that would allow for the legalization of millions of foreign workers.

On the other hand, in an unusual move, Immigration and Customs Enforcement freed a group of undocumented workers it had detained during one of its much-criticized work-site raids, giving them authorization to work while their cases are decided.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, anyone?