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Univision Anchor Ridicules Trump's Immigration Policies

President Trump’s real goal is to “make America white again,” Univision host Jorge Ramos declared this week on Fox News.

The veteran news anchor was mocking the president’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Ramos changed the wording to reflect his opposition to the administration’s immigration policies. He suggested that he believes Trump, in his “nostalgic view” of the country, yearns for a time when Latinos and African-Americans were more marginalized in American society.

Ramos slammed the president’s crusade against foreigners living illegally in the United States. “It doesn’t mean all undocumented immigrants are terrorists, as President Trump wants to portray them,” he said. During last year’s campaign, Trump promised his supporters that he would deport all of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. When he launched his White House bid in 2015, the candidate called Mexican immigrants “killers” and “rapists.”

Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham challenged Ramos, asking him about recent terrorist incidents like the attack on the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York. The journalist responded by describing the suspect in the case, Akayed Ullah, as an exception to the rule. “It is unfair that when an immigrant commits a terror attack that we blame all 40 million," Ramos said. He accused Trump of opposing ethnic diversity.

Defending the chain immigration program designed to keep family members together, Ramos asked Ingraham whether she “enjoys being with her family.” The commentator replied affirmatively, but argued that no nation should be expected to “pick up the entire genealogical chart” of immigrants.

The Associated Press reported that Ramos has written a book, “Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era,” which Vintage Books plans to release Feb. 27. The anchor wrote about his experience of making the journey from Mexico to the United States, as well as his analysis of Trump’s policies. He alleged that the president is a threat to the nation’s “open” and “inclusive” beliefs.

Ramos and Trump initially clashed at a 2015 press conference, when the reporter asked the candidate questions without being called on to do so. Trump told him to “sit down,” prompting Ramos to fire back: “No, Mr. Trump. I’m a reporter, an immigrant, a U.S. citizen. I have the right to ask a question.” Trump said “no, you don’t,” adding: “You haven’t been called. Go back to Univision.” Ramos persisted, declaring that “you cannot deport 11 million people. You cannot build a 1,900-mile wall. You cannot deny citizenship to children in this country.” As a security guard moved toward the reporter, Trump said, “Go ahead.” The officer then evicted Ramos from the event.

In February, Ramos claimed on CNN that the president had “defended racism” in granting an executive pardon to controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was awaiting sentencing on a criminal contempt conviction for defying a court order to end his department’s racial profiling.

“I’m wondering what’s next,” Ramos said. “Maybe DACA. Maybe a wall.” He was referring the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program, which Trump has targeted for repeal. The Obama-era initiative blocks the deportation of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors.

Source: Fox News Insider
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