Apparently, Joe Biden doesn’t, in his own words, “count drunk driving as a felony” or believe that illegal immigrants should be deported for it.
In fact, Biden thinks that any ICE agent who arrests and deports an illegal immigrant drunk driver should be fired…and that’s his latest campaign promise!
You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
See for yourself:
The Washington Examiner had the following to say on Biden's threat:
When asked what changes he would bring to the agency as president, Biden, 77, said he wants to change the fact that children of illegal immigrants live in fear that their parents will be arrested and deported.
"They go off to school wondering whether their mom comes and picks them up [or] if she’s not going to be there because an ICE agent was there to arrest her. Or she takes him to the doctor, that she’s going to not be there because she is ‘undocumented’ and an ICE agent is going to pick him up," he said.
"You change the culture by saying you are going to get fired. You are fired if, in fact, you do that. You only arrest for the purpose of dealing with a felony that's committed, and I don't count drunk driving as a felony," he added.
Breitbart also commented:
Joe Biden told Vice News that he would not seek to deport drunk driving illegal migrants.
Immigration agents should “only arrest for the purpose of dealing with a felony that’s committed [in the United States], and I don’t count drunk driving as a felony,” Biden told his interviewers Jan. 20.
“We’re not going to deport anybody who has not — in this country — committed a felony in this country. In this country, committed a felony,” he said.
But many Americans have been killed by drunk-driving illegals, and DUIs are commonplace among illegals. For example, In fiscal 2019, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency arrested many thousands of illegals following DUI charges. The 2019 end-of-year report showed 49,106 criminal convictions for DUIs, alongside 39,717 traffic violations, 47,453 “dangerous drugs” convictions, and 26,156 assault charges.
After Biden’s comments, Mothers Against Drunk Driving issued this statement:
Drunk driving is the Number 1 killer on America’s roads and a violent crime that MADD believes should be punished to the fullest extent of the law, regardless of the offender’s immigration status.
Drunk driving laws differ by state, and the fact that only four states charge a felony for a non-injury second drunk driving offense illustrates the enormous challenge MADD faces in helping to pass laws that will eliminate the horrible tragedies caused by drunk driving. In all drunk driving cases, MADD supports the victims and their wishes in the prosecution and sentencing of offenders who kill or injure someone.
For example, the roughly 800,000 younger illegals who got DACA work permits from President Barack Obama included 4,210 illegals with drunk driving arrests. Sanctuary state officials release many drunk driving illegals in California and other states, and immigration lawyers argue that DUIs are insufficient to justify the deportation of illegals.