In yet another instance of Joe Biden violating his own calls for “unity,” the former vice president has vowed to ensure there is a “thorough investigation” by the Department of Justice into officials within President Trump’s administration.
After supposedly winning the presidential election, Joe Biden has called for unity on several occasions, saying that the country needs to come together to heal. Since then, his words and actions have shown that he is completely opposed to unifying the country.
According to Biden, the investigation will center around individuals who crafted and implemented the “Zero Tolerance” policy used to deter illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border.
At a January 8 press conference, Biden committed to opening a DOJ investigation into any Trump officials involved in carrying out the Zero Tolerance policy, which led to adult border crossers being held separately from children they arrived at the border with.
There are several reasons for the use of this process, including ensuring that the children being brought by these adults are not being trafficked, and are actually related to the adults they arrive with. The practice has been used since before 2001, including during the Obama administration. The Trump administration ended the practice in June of 2018.
“I’ll commit that our Justice Department, our investigative arms, will make judgments about who is responsible … and whether or not the conduct is criminal across the board. But as I said yesterday, I am not going to tell the Justice Department who they should prosecute and who they should not,” Joe Biden said.
“There will be a thorough, thorough investigation of who is responsible and whether or not their responsibility is criminal, and if that is the [conclusion], the Attorney General will make that judgment,” he added.
Joe Biden also hinted that he will grant amnesty for the majority of the 11 to 22 million illegal immigrants living in the United States, and revoke several executive orders that were issued by President Trump to reform the legal immigration system, which admits around 1.2 million green card holders each year.
“I will introduce an immigration bill immediately and have it sent to the appropriate committees to begin movement. I will in fact countermand executive orders that the president has in fact initiated that are contrary to what I think is either his authority and/or even if it’s his authority, contrary to the interests of the United States on environmental issues and a range of other things,” Biden said.
Breitbart reports that “Critics have said Biden is looking to restart a ‘Hunger Games’ migration policy at the southern border in which border crossers are encouraged to carry out a dangerous, and sometimes deadly, journey through Central America and Mexico in order to make their way to the U.S. and be freed into the interior of the country while awaiting their asylum and immigration hearings.”
Joe Biden and his advisers have also mentioned that they are planning to tear down the wall built through actions taken by President Trump to reduce illegal immigration.