In an interview on “The O’Reilly Factor”, guest Jorge Ramos–a Univision anchor and Mexican-born American–declared that illegal immigrants came to America to “benefit our lives.”
Not kidding. True story.
Chris Wallace, who was guest hosting the show on Fox News, pushed Ramos on how illegal immigrants, who are committing a crime by entering the United States illegally and producing fake documentation, could be benefiting the lives of Americans.
Great question, Chris. This response should be interesting.
According to the Independent Journal Review, Ramos responded:
They are here because of us. They are coming here, again, not because they want to go to Disneyland or because they want to kill Americans. They are here to benefit our lives. I mean, they’re here to — millions of Americans benefit from their work.”
It is not simply that they come here and they just wanted to come here and make money. Yeah, I mean, they want to do that. They want to better their lives. But also they are here to help us.
So we are partly responsible for that and I think we are partly responsible for finding a solution.
So, let me get this straight…
These illegal immigrants sneak into the United States, work in the United States illegally, do not pay taxes, and benefit from the freedoms of America without honoring the laws of America.
But they’re doing this for us. And, according to Ramos, “they are working for us. They come here because they want to work. They harvest the food that we eat. They build our homes.”
So do thousands of other legally-documented immigrants and Americans.
AND we must now find a solution? Find a solution to do what?
The ultimate problem, Ramos asserts, “is that President Trump is criminalizing the immigrants in this country.”
Just this past week at an awards show (yes, you know what’s coming), he escalated his rhetoric and told Latinos:
“This is also our country. Let me repeat this: OUR country, not theirs. It is our country. And we are not going to leave…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.”
Who in the world is talking about attacks? We’re simply trying to enforce the law, Ramos.
If your eyes haven’t received enough exercise with all the rolling, here is a clip of the video.