December 10th, 2014
10:08 PM ET

Jorge Ramos on Pres. Obama: Pressure from the Latino community was felt

Hours after the release of the Senate’s torture report, President Obama sat down for an interview with Univision News and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos. The subject quickly switched to immigration and that’s when things got heated. Mr. Ramos tells Anderson that the vast majority of the Latino community supports President Obama, but there is anger over the millions of deportations during his administration.

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  1. chittoharjo2014

    Regardless of what you may think of President Obama, Univision and Fusion network TV anchor Jorge Ramos has disrespected the President, and the office of the president, by asking him if he were the "deporter in chief."

    Ramos just publicly insulted the nation's most powerful and ardent legalization supporter in government, President Obama. President Obama was correct in calling Jorge Ramos on the carpet for representing the immigration issue as something that the President alone has control over. He does not.

    The U.S. Constitution calls for three independent branches of government. as Ramos knows quite well. Yet for years Ramos has misrepresented the issue of immigration on the Univision network as something that was totally in the President's control to change. I speak excellent Spanish and have been an human rights advocate in the Latino community for decades. For years I have watched Ramos' activist news anchoring that openly distorts President Obama's position and presents it as failing to take action.

    In the days before and since his recent Obama interview, Ramos has appeared on several network news interviews.

    Ramos effectively claims that political pressure from the Latino press (and mainly from him) forced President Obama to change his mind on taking executive action. In these interviews, Ramos declares that President Obama was paying a debt to the Latino community, because he promised during his first election campaign to pass immigration reform. Nobody else claims that president's owe such debts.

    Ramos' most ridiculous expression of concern involves his wondering as to why the President didn't take the executive action years ago when he had control of both houses of Congress.

    Here's why...

    1. President Obama had higher legislative priorities, related to initiatives that would, he believed, benefit all Americans, such as healthcare reform.

    2. After the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the Republican members of Congress angrily withdrew their support for immigration reform. In 2010 they won control of the House.

    3. President Obama wanted the Democrats to win presidential and congressional elections in 2010, 2012 and 2014, any he knew that moving ahead with amnesty would push many voters away from his party.

    If anyone didn't notice, the Democrats just lost big in the 2014 elections, due at least in part to his mid-2014 promise to take executive action on immigration.

    Jorge Ramos is acting like a spoiled child, and in his current TV interviews he gloats that he has forced the President to do his bidding.

    Ramos is only hurting the long-term cause of legalizing the undocumented.

    His thoughtless and insulting actions will likely result in an even stronger effort to stop immigration reform.

    Most recently, Ramos backpeddled a little bit and called Republicans the "enemy" on immigration reform. Really?

    Activist Ramos is reported to be the world's highest-paid journalist, making $75 million per year. His net worth is $215 million.

    Ramos knows better. Yet he chooses to gloat about his personal ability to force the president's hand into making an executive order as if he were an unelected vice president.

    Well Jorge Ramos, that you are not!

    December 14, 2014 at 9:58 pm |
  2. maryanncarroll10

    Are Latinos the only illegal immigrants in this country ? If not , then illegal immigrants were deported of all races . Lets not get cute and indignified . Haitians and Africans have been turned around after medical treatments and shipped out on the boat they road in on .

    December 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm |
  3. maryanncarroll10

    Reblogged this on maryanncarroll10 and commented:
    We need to always keep in mind " You can please some of the people some of the time , but we can't please all the people all the time " Said an American President . We must know there is Blacks , Whites , latinos, Asians , Arabs , Indians , cet.... that may agree , as well as may not agree or disagree with the President . The subject of the matter is 99.9 % agree we need to do something . It is not perfect , but it is a beginning in the right direction for change . Do most people think in this country that it is fair to hire and house illegal immigrants , while American citizens are without housing , and jobs ? Are the American citizens as well as the President of the United States to blame for families being broken up ? Are we to blame for their countries in whom does not provide ? What and whom does this scenario of events in deportation issues concern ? Who is to blame ? World change ! Is America to blame for change while being labeled the World Police ? So now we have to feel guilty because we can't change someone else country ? America is attempting to fix problems in America ? Are the latinos the only ones being deported ? This is a monopoly of a puzzle to some of us .

    December 11, 2014 at 2:12 pm |
  4. silky0517

    This is a strange story. Criticizing Obama on his handling of immigration is like criticizing Abraham Lincoln on his handling of slavery. Anderson Cooper, why don't you get some balls and get an interview with John Boehner and ask him why he didn't act on immigration. You should rethink tonight's The RidicuList selection.

    December 11, 2014 at 12:03 am |

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