It appears Univision and Telemundo will throw just about anyone on TV that will help push their favored side in the Supreme Court battle over President’s Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Texas v. United States.
So far this week, the “experts” on both networks’ national evening newscasts have been limited to pro-amnesty activists and spokespersons. It’s gotten to the point that the two giants of domestic Spanish-language television don’t apparently bother to even choose knowledgeable experts either, as we have noted in the past.
Case in point: Telemundo chose to throw on as one of their “experts” Antonia Álvarez, identified onscreen simply as a humble “undocumented mother” who travelled many miles to come to protest in D.C. However, she is much more than that. Alvarez is the co-founder and organizer of the Assembly for Civil Rights and an avowed leftist activist.
ANTONIA ÁLVAREZ: It’s worth it. We hope that the Supreme Court of Justice does exactly what its Constitution is saying, to maintain and protect our families.
Anyone can tell you that nowhere in the Constitution does it say that it is the job of the government to “maintain and protect” unauthorized immigrants.
It does, however, say in Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution that “[The President] shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed...” This is called the “Take Care” clause of the Constitution and it is at the heart of the case now before the Supeme Court, as stated by Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller:
“This case has always been about the separation of powers. What DAPA does is transform unlawful conduct into lawful conduct,” Keller said. “If the executive, the president has the power to do that, I think that should trouble every American, because it’s Congress’ power.”
If you’re watching Univision, you’re simply not going to see Keller on screen. If you’re watching Telemundo, you might catch just a couple of seconds. The rank journalistic malpractice continues.
Below are the transcripts of the relevant cited portions of Noticiero Telemundo's broadcast on April 18:
6:37:27 PM - 6:39:59 PM | 2min 31sec
JOSE DIAZ-BALART, ANCHOR, TELEMUNDO: And while inside the Supreme Court the hearing was underway, in its surroundings there was a rally full of color, music and hope. The protagonists were thousands of people that arrived from all around the country to Washington, DC. With the hope of a favorable resolution for millions of the undocumented that hope to emerge from the shadows, Vanessa Hauc explains.
VANESSA HAUC, REPORTER, TELEMUNDO: They arrived from all parts of the country. Thousands of immigrants gathered in front of the court against all odds.
ANTONIA ÁLVAREZ, UNDOCUMENTED MOTHER: We arrived at Chicago as at 8 at night, the bus broke down.
VANESSA HAUC, REPORTER, TELEMUNDO: Antonia has traveled for 24 hours but the mood is very high.
ANTONIA ÁLVAREZ, UNDOCUMENTED MOTHER: It’s worth it. We hope that the - the Supreme Court does exactly what its Constitution is saying, maintain and protect our families.
VANESSA HAUC, REPORTER, TELEMUNDO: To the beat of mariachi, mothers, spouses, children eagerly await news of the hearing that could change their destiny.
LIGIA MORENO, MOTHER ELIGIBLE FOR DAPA: Unrest, insecurity, because we have always been afraid of being deported, dividing my family.