Mexican Anchor Jorge Ramos Confronts Donald Trump for Criminalizing the Immigrant Community
Univision's anchor Jorge Ramos confronts President Donald Trump once again after his State of the Union Address.
Noticiero Univision anchor Jorge Ramos is speaking out against President Donald Trump once again. The Mexican journalist criticized how the 45th president talked about immigrants during the State of the Union address Jan. 30 on Twitter: “Trump is wrong to criminalize the immigrant community. The vast majority of the 11M undocumented immigrants have NOTHING to do with the gang MS-13. Fact: Immigrants are less likely to be criminals and to end in jail than those born in the U.S.”
He also skewered the president’s “four pillars of immigration reform,” which promises to give DACA recipients a way to citizenship but at the same time asks for a wall to protect the U.S. Border and stricter immigration policies. “Yes, the fight starts with the Dreamers but the goal is to legalize their parents, their siblings and the majority of the 11M undocumented immigrants. This is the REAL immigration reform (not what Trump and the GOP are proposing),” Ramos tweeted. “When Trump says he wants to end ‘chain migration’ he is really attacking Latino families. He is against ‘family reunification.’ His proposal would separate parents from their children. Do you enjoy spending time with your family? Well, immigrants do too, Mr. Trump,” he added in another tweet. Trump has not replied to Ramos on Twitter.
This is not the first time the renowned anchor, who hosts shows on politics for Univision and Fusion, has been in confrontation with Trump. In 2015, a security guard had to remove Ramos from Donald Trump’s press conference after the anchor refused to sit down and stop asking a question. CNN caught the incident on camera, and it showed Trump calling on another reporter before turning to Ramos and saying, “Excuse me, you weren’t called. Sit down…. Go back to Univision.” Ramos pressed on with his question about Trump’s plan to deport undocumented immigrants before he was escorted out of the room.
The journalist’s latest book is titled Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era (Penguin/Random House). “Since Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign in 2015, hate crimes have increased in the United States,” he told People en Español in 2016 while promoting his documentary Hate Rising, which aired that year on the Fusion network.