Former Vice President Joe Biden was in campaign mode Friday night as he described President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy as “one of the darkest moments in our history.”
Biden said in his Phoenix speech, “this administration’s policies that literally rip babies from the arms of their mothers and fathers — one of the darkest moments in our history,” as NBC News reported. (RELATED: Australia Could Ask Potential Immigrants About Their Values)
Biden was addressing a congress of the country’s largest Latino activist group, the LULAC. Biden described the Trump administration’s approach to illegal immigration as indicative of its “all-out assault on human dignity.”
By Friday, the president had continued to comply with the court-ordered reunification of migrant children and parents.
Biden, who has been touted as a possible Democratic presidential contender in 2020, was also front and center at a fundraising event for Arizona Democratic Senate nominee Kirsten Sinema. He has been traveling extensively of late.
Biden also suggested the administration was waging war on Americans through “the undermining of our schools, and the attacks on labor, and the ability of workers to bargain for their own worth.”
Biden then turned his attention to Puerto Rico and Trump’s response to Hurricane Maria. “I don’t believe these guys in this administration actually believe Puerto Ricans are Americans. They’re American citizens already.”