(CNSNews.com) – Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that passing an immigration reform law that would give the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally a pathway to citizenship would be “granting them the dignity and respect they deserve.”
Speaking at the Conference on the Americas on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Biden told attendees from countries throughout the Western Hemisphere that every nation has to make “tough choices.”
“In the United States, it means reforming our immigration system and 11 million undocumented men, women and children being able to come out of the shadows and be full participants in American life,” Biden said. “Imagine that – the dignity.
“My father would say, ‘it’s all about dignity,” Biden said. “Granting them the dignity and respect they deserve.”
Biden said not doing so would be disrespectful to the people living throughout the Americas.
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