Biden also answered succinctly when asked whether he would allow cities to ignore federal law. He answered with a resounding no.
In a previous bid for the presidency, then-Sen. Joe Biden's stance on illegal immigration sounded a lot like President Trump's current views, the hosts of "Fox & Friends" noted Tuesday.
Steve Doocy flagged a clip from a September 2007 presidential debate, when then-candidate Biden was asked if he would allow cities to ignore federal law.
Biden answered that so-called sanctuary cities ignore federal immigration law because they lack the funding to carry out enforcement.
"Part of the problem is you have to have a federal government that can enforce laws," he said, calling out the George W. Bush administration for being "fundamentally derelict" in providing the necessary funding.