Former Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to be in the Los Angeles area Wednesday evening to attend at least two fundraisers in support of his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Details of the Biden for President events were not released by the campaign, which indicated only that he would attend “finance events in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.”
Biden was last in the Southland Nov. 14, when he gave a speech at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and conducted a pair of fundraisers. He is scheduled to return for a Dec. 19 debate at Loyola Marymount University.
Biden began his day in Las Vegas, touring the Culinary Health Center and attending UNITE HERE’S Culinary Union’s town hall.
He is scheduled to attend fundraisers in Palo Alto and San Francisco on Thursday. According to Politico, one of those events will be hosted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, and another will be hosted by attorney Joe Cotchett. Biden is expected to travel to San Antonio on Friday.
Earlier Wednesday, the Biden campaign released what it dubbed “The Biden Plan for Securing Our Values as a Nation of Immigrants” and “The Biden Plan To Build Security And Prosperity In Partnership With The People Of Central America.”
In “The Biden Plan for Securing Our Values as a Nation of Immigrants,” he promised to:
— modernize America’s immigration system;
— welcome immigrants in our communities;
— reassert America’s commitment to asylum-seekers and refugees;
— tackle the root causes of irregular migration; and
— implement effective border screening.
President Donald Trump has called for what the White House described as “an immigration system that serves the national interest,” and advances “the safety and prosperity of all Americans while helping new citizens assimilate and flourish.”
Trump’s immigration plan includes:
— building a border wall and ensuring the swift removal of unlawful entrants;
— ending chain migration;
— eliminating the visa lottery; and
— moving to a merit-based entry system.
“The Biden Plan To Build Security And Prosperity In Partnership With The People Of Central America,” features a four-year, $4 billion regional strategy that includes:
— requiring countries to allocate a substantial amount of their own resources and undertake significant, concrete, and verifiable reforms;
— places strong conditions for verifiable progress to ensure that U.S. taxpayer funds are used effectively;
— puts combating corruption at the heart of U.S. policy in Central America;
— marshals private sector investment, including through public-private partnerships, to supplement government funds; and
— recognizes the central role of women as a powerful force for development.
The State Department’s U.S. Strategy for Central America aims to protect American citizens by addressing the security, governance and economic drivers of illegal immigration and illicit trafficking, while increasing opportunities for U.S. and other businesses, including providing $2.6 billion in foreign assistance to Central American nations in the 2015-18 fiscal years.
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