Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Tuesday that he would not continue President Trump's effort to "build that wall," and emphasized the need for "high-tech capacity" to deal with border protection. Biden’s response is part of an interview that will air Thursday at the combined convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. The convention is being held online this year due to the coronavirus.
LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO: President Obama was known as the "Deporter-in-Chief" for moving more than 3 million people during the Biden-Obama administration. Trump campaigned--
JOE BIDEN: You made me president, thank you.
LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO: --on "build that wall." I did, no, the Obama-Biden administration. Trump campaigned on "build that wall." Are you willing to tear that wall down?
JOE BIDEN: No, there will not be another foot of wall constructed in my administration, number one. Number two, what I'm going to focus on, and the fact is that somebody in this group written a lot about the border. I'm going to make sure that we have border protection, but it's going to be based on making sure that we use high-tech capacity to deal with it. And at the ports of entry, that's where all the bad stuff is--
LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO: What about the land confiscations?
JOE BIDEN: End it.
LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO: What about the land confiscations? Will--
JOE BIDEN: End. End. End. Stop. Done. Over. Not going to do it. Withdraw the lawsuits. We're out. We're not going to confiscate the land.