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Jorge Ramos - News Anchor of Univision and Activist

Updated on March 11, 2017
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Jack is currently a volunteer at the Westchester County Archives. Jack has worked at IBM for over 28 years on museums and libraries.

Introduction

Jorge Ramos is an award winning journalist turned activist in the age of Trump. His comments in the last few years raises some eye brows. Who is this man and what is his agenda?

- Mar. 2017

Background

Jorge Ramos is an American journalist immigrated from Mexico at the age of 24. He became a US naturalized citizen in 2008. He is currently the new anchor at Univision, a hispanic TV channel popular in the US. He is 58 years old and also an activist since the candidacy of Trump for president.

He supports all immigrants and believe they have a right to be here in the US. He is an advocate for immigration reform and have challenged President Obama for not keeping his promise.

His challenge to candidate Trump in the 2016 election is what brought him to the forefront of politics. His confrontational style has brought attention and not always positive. He is the defender of illegal immigrants in America and gives them a voice.

What did He Say?

Here are some quotes from his own lips.

“In a multi-racial, multi-ethnic country like this, no one can make it to the White House without the Latino vote. This will be tested today.”

Immigration is the issue that tells us who is with us and who is against us; there's no question about it. And it's very simple to understand why - half of all Latinos over 18 years of age were born outside the United States. It really makes no sense to attack them and criticize them if you want their vote. Jorge Ramos

“They think it is their country, that it is a white country, and they are absolutely wrong. This is not a white country. This is not their country. It is ours."

Whites in America will become a minority by 2044, predicted Ramos: “[America will become] a minority-majority country… Latinos, Asians, African-Americans. It is our country.”

The most surprising bit here is when Cooper asks him if Trump deserves credit for the drop inillegal immigration last month and Ramos replies … sort of favorably: “Really no one wants illegal immigration, not even undocumented immigrants. It is very risky for them. It is better to do it in a legal way.” Jorge Ramos, border hawk? But then I realized, no, this is really just his backhanded way of calling for open borders. Watch what he says at the end about “the policies of fear and xenophobia and cruelty” in deporting illegals “who are not criminals, people who have no criminal record — moms and dads.” To Ramos, it seems, anyone who isn’t a criminal (or maybe even a violent criminal) should be allowed to cross the border legally and stay. Not long ago, that position would have been seen as radical.

Presidents should be role models for the young. But Trump is no role model. When it comes to the new commander in chief, the message for American children has to be very clear: “You can — and must — be better than your president. Even though he won, most of his ideas are wrong. Please don’t be like him.”

Illegal Alien

This label has become offensive to some. According to Jorge Ramos, no human are illegal. Sounds so profound and just... What the term actually means is the status of a human, not the human being - a big difference. Just like the status of a citizen, or non-citizen. It is used for classification, not to demean anyone. The term "undocumented immigrant" is the preferred term. Except, no one is really "undocumented" are they? They either have papers or they have false papers.

NCLR National Council of La Raza

Jorge Ramos was honored in 2002 with the “Ruben Salazar” award by the National Council of La Raza for his positive portrayal of Latinos. In 2008 The Commonwealth Club of California recognized him with the Distinguished Citizen Award for being one of the outstanding individuals who embody the American Dream as an immigrant to the United States.

Radical ‘Reconquista’ Agenda:

Behind the respectable front of the National Council of La Raza lies the real agenda of the La Raza movement, the agenda that led to those thousands of illegal immigrants in the streets of American cities, waving Mexican flags, brazenly defying our laws, and demanding concessions.

Summary

Jorge Ramos is certainly a man with a mission. I admire his take no prisoner attitude when confronting people in power. I just wish he was more color blind as MLK dreamed back in 1963. America is best when we fight for all people and not just some hyphenated groups.

© 2017 Jack Lee

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      Eric Dierker 6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      My buddy three doors down is having a birthday party for a niece. 100 guests through the evening with music until 9. They have this coming out kind of party for 15-16 year old girls. Sorry I do not know what they do with alt-ordinary. We were not invited because my son is ugly ;-) But we brought down a gift. What are these men doing? Do they want me to hate my brother because he is browner. But for sure they want my brother to hate me.

      We do not rock that way in the Sonoran desert - both sides.Let us do some stuff about the border but I beg G0d people do not succeed in making my brother hate because my home is half and half Vietnamese American. I beg these assholes to leave us happy and willing to deal with criminal people who endanger our children

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      Eric Dierker 6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I just don't get the Raza and Ramos disconnect from how great our SouthWest is with the addition and integration of our Hispanic friends, neighbors, co-workers, bosses and our children's friends. There are whackos that we all know but we are happy with our many racial culture. And that does not include law breakers. Break into my house or break into my country and that ain't cool for us Gringos or Mexies alike. (Yo hablo Spanglish es nada problema)

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      Jack Lee 6 months ago from Yorktown NY

      In defense of Gene, being a guest, I don't think he is aware of HubPages term of use -

      https://hubpages.com/help/user_agreement

      Specifically - Require Content be in English.

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      Paula 6 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Gene.....Bueno!!! Adios!!

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      Jack Lee 6 months ago from Yorktown NY

      The problem I see with Ramos is his arrogance in thinking anyone has a right to come here... This country is a country by definition because we have a border, a common language of English, and a common culture. When any group such as La Raza, wants change America, and claim it for Mexico, buy keeping their language and not naturalizing to become citizens and by flying the Mexican Flag in parades and celebrating Cinco de Mayo in schools and disrespect Americans for flying our flag... there is a disconnect. Latino is only 17% of our population and perhaps one quarter of them are not citizens and can't vote legally...why does Mr. ramos think they can control who wins the Whitehouse?

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      Gene L 6 months ago

      Mi Anigo Senor Dierka, Sorry if I offended you. I won't do it again as this is my last post. Vaya con Dios.

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      Paula 6 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      I have seen Mr. Ramos a few times on shows like Anderson Cooper (whom, btw, I'm beginning to lose my patience for~he's been just another "opinionated" news anchor (Journalist).

      I also have seen the video of the infamous press conference during the campaign when Trump literally shut up Ramos & had him removed.

      I'd say Mr. Ramos didn't waste any time becoming an "activist."

      He seems like an intelligent man. I merely wonder why an intelligent person can't seem to UNDERSTAND that immigrants are welcome~via the legal way & the vetting system. Even more importantly, he should be able to understand the simple, rational fact that "we" the USA, are in no way obligated to welcome criminals, those with prison records or other unseemly individuals. Mexico surely doesn't want OUR criminals. What makes him think we want theirs?? Unbelievable. There is far too much twisting of facts, parsing words and misquoting...misrepresenting what the realities are.

      Mr. Ramos, get it right or shut your mouth. Thank you.

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      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 6 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      Eric, ignore Gene, he obviously has TDS. He uses fake labels like Alt Right, Breitbarters which are made up terms made up by the left solely to create intolerance toward anyone who disagrees with them and it's no secret the KKK was created and run by Democrats in the south, some of which were elected to congress by democrats, democrats the party of the illegal, undocumented Mexicans Ramos claims own America. Ramos is a total wack job.

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      Eric Dierker 6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Think thusly for just a second and then do as you will. My nation has no tolerance for Church leading state. We have no tolerance for harming another by violating the law. We have no tolerance for white boy Ramos deciding what is right for his Native American brothers and sisters. "Apachu de Nabajo" understand that before you judge Ramos correctly. Look up who Benito Pablo Juárez García was. Do not suggest that fleeing Mexico is right for Mexico. It is a hateful degradation of Mexico.

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      Eric Dierker 6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Gene -- what radical SF school system told you that tolerance of wrongful crap made us great? There is absolutely no tolerance built into our republic, state by state or in our great Declaration of Independence or my beloved Constitution. Where in the heck did you come up with this "tolerance of illegal behavior" garbage. Tolerance is or people in the sense of difference. But there is no concept of tolerance of breaking the law. Please read Caesar Chavez and Plato's Republic. Your comment is so wrong it is an insult to my wife and all other immigrants who came here legally.

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      Eric Dierker 6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am sorry but did I miss some excuses here. Ramos is an idiot. He seems to think that Mexican is a race. Most people do not get that Mexico is populated by Native Americans - simply the end of the story -- Ramos does not get that.

      The euro folk like me, in Mexico are mostly in the central areas including Puebla and Mexico DF. A whole bunch left over from Spain and Portugal. But seemingly more Italian and Germanic. You know - Blonde hair and Blue eyes.

      A great placed to start to look into what a jackass Romos is, is simply looking up the name "Apachu de Nabajo". Ramos is a white bread strange without roots to our immigrants legal or illegal.

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      Gene L 6 months ago

      At no time in my memory has a entire race of people been so maligned by the POTUS as now. The Alt Right, KKK, and Breitbarters don't need someone to stand up for them. This is not a Mexican vs White American thing. It is about tolerance and diversity, just two things that make America "Exceptional". Mucho Gracias Senor Ramos.

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      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 6 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      Well done Jack, attention should be brought to this guy, another deceiver. Ramos has said that the USA is not the "white's" country. He insists that whites want the country to be all white and the minorities gone, but it belongs to the non whites. Here is exactly what he said and how he rationalizes HIS LIE, https://youtu.be/mKe91qMd5II?t=64