Oh, Canada! Univision Touts Northern Border as New Illegal Immigration Gateway

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What’s Univision’s new pitch regarding illegal immigration? If you follow a three-minute report led by anchor Jorge Ramos, it is to entice immigrants into crossing illegally into the United States from the North which, according to him, is easier, cheaper and safer.

Watch as Ramos, along with co-anchor Illia Calderón and reporter Fabiola Galindo, provide all the details about how to make the journey – along with the costs of doing so.

JORGE RAMOS: More and more Mexicans are trying to reach the United States but along the almost forgotten northern border with Canada. It's cheaper, less dangerous, and there are no walls.

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ILIA CALDERÓN: The most common crossing Jorge, is through the state of Maine, where in just over a year the arrests of undocumented immigrants have multiplied by more than 400%.

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FABIOLA GALINDO: Here in Maine we met with Border Patrol agents, in order to learn more about an increasing number of Mexicans that travel from Mexico to Canada. All they need is $300 for airfare, and an electronic transit permit to Canada which costs seven dollars. They then cross into the United States.

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GALINDO: With or without a visa, the forgotten border and its desolate landscapes make their way as the new door to immigration.

Reporting from Houlton, Maine, correspondent Galindo “met with Border Patrol agents to learn more about a growing number of Mexicans traveling from Mexico to Canada.” The agent, Jason Owens, offered information that they happily passed along, mainly that an electronic permit in lieu of a visa “attracts the people of Mexico to try crossing here.” 

And crossing they have been with, according to the report, government data showing “that in the last five years the number of detainees at the border almost doubled. In 2015, more than 2600 were arrested and in 2018 the figure exceeded 4000. Here in Maine, it increased by 460%.”

Univision is doubling down on their bets of ensuring that a constant flow of immigrants, whether legally or illegally, comes into the United States, ripe to be influenced with the network’s aggressive liberal political agenda. Remember always, that Univision is a liberal immigration-advocacy PAC with a broadcast license.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

Noticiero Univision

January 8, 2020

JORGE RAMOS: More and more Mexicans are trying to reach the United States but along the almost forgotten northern border with Canada. It's cheaper, less dangerous, and there are no walls.

[...]

JORGE RAMOS: In the face of increasing obstacles to reach the country, the United States along the southern border, more and more Mexicans have been trying to do so via the northern border with Canada.

ILIA CALDERÓN: The most common crossing Jorge, is through the state of Maine, where in just over a year the arrests of undocumented immigrants have multiplied by more than 400%.

RAMOS: This route to the American dream is safer, costs less and has no walls.

CALDERÓN: Fabiola Galindo went all the way to Maine and this is her report. 

FABIOLA GALINDO: On snowmobiles, walking and in vans, that is how they travel through the rugged and often forgotten terrain between the United States and Canadian border.

JASON OWENS, BORDER PATROL, MAINE: What we're starting to see here is the same tactic we're seeing in the south.

GALINDO: Here in Maine we met with Border Patrol agents, in order to learn more about an increasing number of Mexicans that travel from Mexico to Canada. All they need is $300 for airfare, and an electronic transit permit to Canada which costs seven dollars. They then cross into the United States.

OWENS: It's more complicated for us because they don't require a visa, since that attracts the people of Mexico to try crossing here.

GALINDO: Although the influx of people is lower compared to the southern border and temperatures are much lower, government data show that in the last five years the number of detainees at the border almost doubled. In 2015, more than 2600 were arrested and in 2018 the figure exceeded 4000. Here in Maine, it increased by 460%.

This pathway is the only thing that divides the United States and Canada. It is known as ‘slash’ or the cut, and that's because of international treaties. You can't build walls or fences or buttresses here. The slash stretches for more than 5000 miles, more than double the southern border. We asked him if the solution is to build a wall.

OWENS: It is more important to have more officers and equipment to do surveillance, and as cameras and sensors.

GALINDO: 15 miles from the border, Brian Garrett, owner of a potato distribution plant, says it's better to follow the law here.

BRIAN GARRETT: Being so close to the border

GALINDO: And he only employs immigrants on HB-2 visas like Jesus Contreras. 

JESUS CONTRERASS: Coming legally, there's no danger of anything. We have no problems at all.

GALINDO: With or without a visa, the forgotten border and its desolate landscapes make their way as the new door to immigration. By Houlton, Maine, Fabiola Galindo, "Univision".

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