You would think for someone who is touted as having “covered immigration for three decades” they would understand what works and what doesn’t. Then again, when said person is a member of the bought-and-paid-for elitist media, their “expertise” only extends to what they’re paid to say more often than not.
Univision anchor Jorge Ramos is back in the news after suggesting in a New York Times op-ed that the solution to the crisis at the U.S./Mexico border is “more” immigrants, not fewer.
“As we face today’s border crisis, the history of these policies must be reviewed in order to find a long-term solution — one that must involve accepting many more authorized immigrants,” Ramos wrote. “It’s clear that America’s immigration system is broken and outdated; it doesn’t reflect the new needs of the United States or its southern neighbors.”
Ramos also noted how any attempts by presidents to curb illegal immigration into the U.S., that he has covered since late President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, have failed.
“All the other options — walls, detention facilities, family separation policies, forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico, expedited repatriations and mass deportations — have failed,” Ramos also wrote.
As noted by Breitbart, Ramos neglected to point out that “his favored president, Joe Biden” has completely destroyed former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies that were, at the very least, mildly successful in slowing the number of illegal immigrants coming into the U.S.
Trump’s curbs were so successful, so complete, that U.S. employers were forced to compete for workers by offering higher wages to recruit blue-collar Americans from other companies, retirement, or high-unemployment areas. “Men at the middle and bottom of the wage distribution saw their wages rise in 2019: a 2.6% increase at the 50th percentile and a striking 5.7% increase at the 10th percentile, along with a 4.2% increase at the 20th percentile,” according to the 2019 yearly report of the left-wing Economic Policy Institute.
Ramos concluded his take by appealing to emotion rather than slamming home any concrete reason that more “legal immigration” would be better than less or more selective immigration.
“Today, all along the U.S.-Mexico border, the aspirations of new immigrants are colliding with a country reluctant to revamp its way of welcoming and absorbing newcomers,” Ramos said before concluding his thoughts. “The struggle is real, but we know how it has to end, with more legal immigration. As they say in Mexico, “No hay de otra” — There is no other way.”
Conversely, earlier in the article, he also applauded the “return to the days when hundreds of thousands of immigrants entered the country illegally every year” that’s being seen under the Biden regime.
Don’t let Ramos fool you, though. In a 2015 interview with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ramos answered Cruz’s question of what would happen if someone was caught illegally entering Mexico without hesitation.
“If you cross illegally into Mexico, what does Mexico do?” Cruz asked.
“Of course, they would deport you,” Ramos immediately responded.
Rules for me, but not for thee.