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Biden In Nevada: Trump Uses Immigration 'To Demonize People'

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says that President Donald Trump uses immigration "to demonize people" and that separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border "is not who we are."

Biden made the comments Tuesday during his first visit as a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to Nevada, an early voting state with a heavy Latino population.

He drew loud cheers from the crowd of about 200 people at a painters and craft workers union hall as he called for rebuilding "the backbone of this country, the middle class."

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The midday rally in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson was his only public appearance scheduled for the trip. Biden is also expected to attend a Las Vegas Strip fundraiser hosted by MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren on Tuesday night.