Protesters shouting “You deported three million people,” interrupted former Vice President Joe Biden’s closing remarks during the Democratic debate in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.
RAICES Action, an immigrant rights group, took credit for the protest in a Twitter post that referenced the Obama administration’s deportation record.
"We disrupted the Democrat debate tonight because candidates have consistently refused to address the immigration crisis, and it’s simply not good enough,” the group said in a statement, according to The New York Times.
The group was among several organizations that wrote an open letter to the candidates before the debate, arguing the debates are ignoring the issue of immigration, The Times reported.
Immigrants’ rights protesters have interrupted Biden and other candidates at previous debates as well, The Times reported.