Protesters briefly interrupt Houston Democratic debate

Beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program briefly interrupted former Vice President Joe Biden’s answer to the final question at Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate.

{mosads}Biden began to answer a question from moderator George Stephanopoulos about his most significant professional setback when protesters began shouting “We are DACA recipients. Our lives are at risk,” according to Jess Davidson, executive director of the group End Rape on Campus, who was present at the debate.

Participants in the protest were photographed in shirts reading “DEFEND DACA, ABOLISH ICE, CITIZENSHIP FOR ALL.”

Biden waited until the protesters were escorted out before continuing his answer, quoting the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard as he discussed the death of his wife and daughter in a car crash.

The former vice president had earlier mentioned the DACA program, which President Trump rescinded in 2017, in an answer drawing a distinction between the Obama and Trump administrations’ immigration policies.

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