Univision senior news anchor Jorge Ramos launched his new, English-language Facebook Watch show, titled Real America with Jorge Ramos and true to form, he is using the platform to advance his activist agenda.
In the inaugural episode of the program, Ramos sets the stage by talking about how the United States under President Reagan was ‘welcoming’ to immigrants like himself, but in his opinion, it is no longer so as of 2016 and the election of President Trump. As usual, Ramos totally ignores that the nature of the ‘welcome’ may very well depend upon whether the ‘immigrant’ is lawfully entering the country or not, but then again Ramos makes it a habit to studiously avoid making that crucial distinction between legal and illegal immigration.
JORGE RAMOS, HOST, REAL AMERICA WITH JORGE RAMOS: Being an immigrant has never been easy, but back then there seemed to be a different attitude towards them in the U.S.
PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN: They came to make America work. They didn’t ask what this country could do for them, but what they could do to make this, this refuge, the greatest home of freedom in history.
JORGE RAMOS: Today immigrants are getting a very different welcome.
JEFF GLOR, ANCHOR, CBS NEWS: Adults coming into the U.S. illegally are being criminally prosecuted.
Ramos proceeds to seek out new allies in his quest to legalize the undocumented, and finds them in two young Korean women who serve, in his words, as representatives of “the fastest-growing group of undocumented immigrants” in the United States.
JORGE RAMOS, HOST, REAL AMERICA WITH JORGE RAMOS: Across the country, Asians are also the fastest growing group of undocumented immigrants. Its given rise to a new generation of activists, on the front lines of Donald Trump’s war on immigration. Christine Park and Alice Lee are both undocumented. They were brought to the U.S. as children from South Korea. Hola Alice thanks for being here, I really appreciate it.
ALICE LEE, UNDOCUMENTED KOREAN ACTIVIST: Thank you, thanks for letting us speak.
Lee sports a tee-shirt that reads “Legalize Human Beings” and explains to a rapt Ramos that “no human being is illegal and you know we just legalized weed, right? We legalize a lot of things. We legalize tobacco, other harmful things, but we are not really legalizing the most important thing which is human beings.”
The whole episode epitomizes just how much Jorge Ramos is determined to use every opportunity that comes his way to drive his preferred agenda on immigration. What is remarkable is that this new platform for Ramos, who was so discredited as a journalist for his partisanship during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, comes with the explicit endorsement of Facebook, which chose him, in Facebook’s words announcing the series, to travel the country “to talk to immigrants of diverse backgrounds and situations, delivering a rarely covered view of today’s America.” Except that this so-called “rarely covered view” appears to be exclusively designed to advocate for amnesty, while the views of pro-law and order legal immigrants and other U.S. citizens are not likely to get much of a forum in what Ramos dishonestly and ridiculously describes as the “Real America.”