Shame on Biden as protesters interrupt his closing remarks to call him about his “deportation of three million people” and shout “no children in cages”
- Protesters from RAICES Action, a group of immigrant rights, are shrinking Biden
- They accused him of deporting three million people while he was vice president
- The protesters were taken away by the security in the Paris theater in Las Vegas
Joe Biden was rushed by protesters who sang “no children in cages” during the Democratic debate, when they undermine the former vice president’s record on immigration.
Protesters from RAICES Action, a prominent immigrant rights group, interrupted Biden’s closing remarks towards the end of the two-hour television debate on Wednesday at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas.
The group’s representative, Erika Andiola and communications manager Lucia Allain, later admitted that it was they who confused Biden.
They jumped up from seats at the back of the theater and sang “No children in cages!” and “Don’t look away!” while they marched down the aisle to the stage.
Joe Biden (depicted with his arm raised) was slammed for his record about deporting migrants
RAICES advocacy chief Erika Andiola (left) and her communications manager Lucia Allain interrupted Joe Biden’s closing remarks during the Democratic debate. They are shown here at the Glamor Women Of The Year Awards 2019 in New York, where the group received an award
The protesters also shouted: “You have deported 3 million people!” in reference to the record-high deportations that took place during the time of Biden as vice president in the government of Barack Obama.
The protest group called Obama the “deporter in chief” while he was president.
The protest was led by the group RAICES Action, according to the group’s Twitter account, where they announced: “BREAKING: We interrupt @JoeBiden on the #DemDebate that sings #DontLookAway and #NoKidsInCages.
The protesters jumped up from seats in the back of the theater and sang “No children in cages!” and “Don’t look away!” while they marched down the aisle to the stage
The protesters announced their action against Joe Biden during the debate on Twitter
“We need a Democratic candidate to adopt the #MigrantJusticePlatform and work to improve the lives of migrants and refugees!”
RAICES advocacy chief Erika Andiola and her communications manager Lucia Allain later took the honor for the protest in a video on Twitter.
Andiola wrote: “@ LuciaAllain1 and I have disrupted the #DemDebate tonight and called for the 3 million deportations of immigrants under the Obama administration. Here’s why. “
In the video, she says that she “has no regrets” and hurts Democrats that they have “absolutely no questions about immigration” during their debates.
She says, “We deserve a conversation about what our lives will look like if one of those people is chosen.”
Biden and the other candidates waited patiently and the public roared as security led the demonstrators out of the building after their brief outburst.
Videos of the protest circulated on Twitter, but the singing of the protesters was hard to hear on most recordings.
A Twitter user said, “Dear hecklers, heckling doesn’t work well if nobody can understand you.”
Another praised them for waiting until the end of the debate and saying, “Well, I applaud the hecklers … they had an incredible amount of patience to wait until the end of a 2-hour brawl.”
The protesters interrupted the final remarks of former vice-president Joe Biden during the debate
Protesters from RAICES Action, a prominent immigrant rights group, interrupted Biden’s closing remarks towards the end of the two-day television debate on Wednesday at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas
Democratic presidential hopefuls Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg (L) and former Vice President Joe Biden (R) speak during a break in the ninth democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-organized by NBC News
RAICES – which stands for Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services – supports the Migrant Justice Platform, a proposal for reforming immigration on which a number of non-profit organizations have reached agreement. The platform contains a promise to ‘stop all deportations’.
It is not the first time that Biden is interrupted by protesters during the Democratic debates.
In September, four beneficiaries of deferred action for child arrivals, the program that provides legal protection for young, unauthorized immigrants, interrupted comments with chants of “We are DACA recipients!” Our life is at stake! ”
RAICES was the group responsible for children’s exhibitions covered with mylar blankets in chain links in Des Moines before the Iowa caucuses, also at caucus locations and town hall.
Each installation played a real recording of a child being held.
“The horrors at our border and throughout our immigration system are too often ignored by the public and politicians,” said Erika Andiola, chief advocacy officer at RAICES, in a statement for the Iowa caucuses.
“We ask people in Iowa and throughout the country: don’t look away from the horrors that are in your name. This anti-immigrant campaign must end. “