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Jorge Ramos - News Anchor of Univision and Activist

Updated on June 21, 2018
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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


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.

An Interview...

Mr. Ramos wrote a book and gave an interview on NPR recently. Here is a transcript of what he said...

I want to respond to his charges. He claim the GOP under Trump is anti-Immigrant and anti-Hispanic...

That is a mis-characterization of the 2016 election. Trump and his supporters are anti- illegal immigration. They welcome immigrants that come here through the normal process. We accept over a million legal immigrants per year from all over the world.

He said no human is illegal...which is true. However, illegal immigration is referring to the act of moving from one country to another. That is an illegal act...hence an illegal immigrant is a person who broke our laws trying to get here or are already here.

Ramos also said he feels like a Stranger in this country... the title of his book. He is acting like a stranger. He has not adopted our way of life. He holds dual citizenship...

He works at a hispanic news station. He hangs out with La Raza - a race group who thinks hispanics are superior and owns part of America.

I wish he understand how arrogant he is and his actions speak louder than words. Why would an American follow his message? He is not doing it the way most immigrants follow...adopting our country and our Constitution and our laws...

He thinks he is special and have the right to break our laws especially in the immigration acts and sanctuary cities policy. Mr. Ramos, you are an immigrant and you are acting strange as a guest of our country. Instead of being grateful for the opportunity to live among us, you chastise us for being a law and order society. If you really feel like a stranger here, perhaps you should move else where...where you feel at home.


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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