LOS ANGELES, CA – Univision senior anchor Jorge Ramos, an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, declared on Friday that the United States belongs to Latino migrants and that, legal or not, they aren’t going anywhere.
“There is nothing the U.S. can do about it, and they (American citizens) must accept that America is not their country and that illegal aliens, particularly Latinos, are not going to leave,” he said.
“I am an immigrant, just like many of you,” Ramos said in Spanish to a crowd of mostly Latinos during a Univision awards program Friday. “I am a proud Latino immigrant here in the United States. My name is Jorge Ramos, and I work at Univision and at the Fusion network.”
“And you know exactly what is going on here in the United States. There are many people who do not want us to be here, and who want to create a wall in order to separate us,” he said.
“But you know what? This is also our country. Let me repeat this: Our country, not theirs. It is our country. And we are not going to leave. We are nearly 60 million Latinos in the United States,” he continued. “And thanks to us, the United States eats, grows and, as we’ve seen today, sings and dances.”
“So when they attack us, we already know what we are going to do. We are not going to sit down. We will not shut up. And we will not leave. That is what we are going to do,” he added.
Ramos, an activist against illegal deportation and of president Trump’s plan to build a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico, said anything but a policy that encourages open borders is unjust, racist and prejudiced.
During an interview with Fox News on Friday (http://insider.foxnews.com/…/jorge-ramos-illegal-immigrants…), Ramos said that illegal immigrants, even those who commit violent crimes including rape and murder, are here to “benefit our lives”.
“They are coming here to benefit our lives,” he said, referencing the large amount of illegal immigrants who work in fields such as agriculture.
When challenged on the fact that they came here illegal, which is in itself a crime, Ramos countered,“ “That is not a violent crime,” Ramos said on “The O’Reilly Factor,” “it is a crime [but] they are coming here to benefit our lives.”