Biden: U.S. Not Xenophobic, Allies Are

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he delivers a speech at the UN-controlled buffer zone splitting Cyprus and its capital Nicosia May 22, 2014. Biden said on Thursday he was optimistic Cypriots could overcome their differences on the ethnically-split island, saying it was well placed to becoming a key player in the energy market. Biden, the most senior U.S. official to visit the east Mediterranean island in more than half a century, said the United States stood prepared to provide assistance in helping Cypriots heal one of the oldest and most intractable conflicts in Europe. REUTERS/Andreas Manolis (CYPRUS - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3QFVD

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    U-S-A, U-S-A! According to Vice President Biden, America is the "only non-xenophobic nation in the world that's a major economy." Speaking to a National Association of Manufacturers event on Tuesday, Biden called out Germany, Japan, and China, specifically, saying they're hostile to immigrants. The context of the remarks was as Biden suggested the U.S. needs to pass an immigration bill to "keep our edge."

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