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2020 Dems Attack Biden for Deportations Under Obama: ‘You Can’t Have it Both Ways’

Democratic presidential candidates had stern words for frontrunner Joe Biden during Wednesday night’s primary debate, calling on the former vice president to explain the deportations of undocumented immigrants that occurred under President Obama. "If you cross the border illegally, you should be able to be sent back. It's a crime," Biden said, disagreeing with several other candidates who said the matter should be a civil rather than a criminal issue. President Obama, who was nicknamed the "deporter-in-chief" in 2012 by immigration rights advocates, deported or removed over 5 million undocumented immigrants, fewer than the Clinton and Bush administrations did but more than the Trump administration has. Julian Castro, who also served in the Obama administration as Housing and Urban Development Secretary, shot back at Biden that, "open borders is a right-wing talking point, and frankly I'm disappointed that some folks, including some folks on th