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'Deporting three million was a big mistake': Joe Biden admits for the first time that he reg


Going further than he ever has in expressing regret over Obama administration immigration policy, presidential candidate Joe Biden called it a 'big mistake' to have deported hundreds of thousands of people without criminal records.

'We took far too long to get it right,' Biden, 77, said in a wide-ranging, sometimes contentious interview with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos on Friday. 

The former vice president later added: 'I think it was a big mistake. Took too long to get it right.'

In written statements included as part of Biden´s proposed immigration overhaul, the campaign already had acknowledged 'pain' surrounding deportations that occurred when he served as President Barack Obama´s vice president. But the candidate himself had not so clearly stated his personal regrets.