The Common Good

Conservative Media Shocked Biden Considers Undocumented Immigrants Americans

Date: March 28, 2014

Conservative media outlets are attacking Vice President Joe Biden over his recent statement that he believes undocumented immigrants are "already Americans" and they "are just waiting, waiting for a chance to be able to contribute fully." This sentiment is hardly controversial since, as the Pew Research Center notes, nearly two-thirds of undocumented immigrants have lived in the country for at least a decade, and for many, the United States is the only home they have ever known...

Jim Wallis, the president and founder of Sojourners, reiterated that fact in a Time.com op-ed, writing: "Young people, who came here as children, live as 'illegals' in the only country they have ever known as home."