Liberal activists are always looking for new ways to describe and demonize President Trump in the worst way possible.
On U.S. Spanish-language media, viewers are now being told that Trump’s policy of enforcing the nation’s immigration laws amounts to ‘ethnic cleansing’.
JUAN JOSE GUTIERREZ, DIRECTOR, MOVIMIENTO LATINO-USA: There is now not the slightest doubt that the current President of the United States has really taken very seriously his work to ethnically cleanse the United States of Mexicans.
Gutiérrez, for years one of the most rabid and frequent advocates for amnesty on Spanish-language television, leveled the on its face ridiculously false charge as part of a Univision report on the Trump administration’s early, swift success (as demonstrated by ICE statistics) in reversing the large-scale collapse of immigration law enforcement that was a hallmark of the closing years of the Obama era.
The amped-up rhetoric is part of a concerted effort by Democrats, activists and their liberal media allies to portray Trump and Republicans generally as anti-Latino and ‘criminalizing immigrants’ by the very act of enforcing the laws on the books.
Enforcing the nation’s immigration laws has no effect whatsoever on the lawful, welcome presence in the United States of tens of millions of citizens and legal permanent residents of Mexican and multiple other immigrant origins, but Gutiérrez and the Left prefer rather to inject a racial and ethnic animus into the debate, to suit their political aims.
In addition, Univision correspondent Jaime García’s report on the subject was entirely one-sided, as it did not include the perspective of anyone who sees the President and his immigration policies in a positive light.
Below is a complete transcript of the report as aired on Noticiero Univision on May 15, 2017.
ENRIQUE ACEVEDO, NEWS ANCHOR, UNIVISION: Almost 42,000 immigrants have been arrested in the first months of Donald Trump's presidency. The administration has expanded the definition of who is considered a priority for deportation. María Antonieta Collins has more information from Los Angeles, California. Go ahead.
MARIA ANTONIETA COLLINS, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISION: Thank you, Enrique. The message is clear. The number of arrested people during the first quarter of Donald Trump’s presidency increased by 35% compared to the same period last year when Barack Obama was president. From Los Angeles, where we are transmitting from, Jaime Garcia has the figures.
JAIME GARCÍA, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISION: The number of immigrants arrested by President Donald Trump’s administration has already exceeded, in just three months, the numbers of those who were captured during the same period by President Barack Obama’s administration.
JUAN JOSÉ GUTIERREZ, DIRECTOR, MOVIMIENTO LATINO-USA: There is now not the slightest doubt that the current President of the United States has really taken very seriously his work to ethnically cleanse the United States of Mexicans.
JAIME GARCÍA, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISION: Official figures are set at 41,898 immigrants arrested since January 20, the date of the inauguration, and april 29. 10,700 immigrants arrested, more than the 31,128 captured by agents of ICE in 2016.
PABLO ALVARADO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL DAY LABORER ORGANIZING NETWORK: What concerns me is that up until now, President Trump continues to use the infrastructure left by President Obama. So we really have not seen what Trump is really going to do in his term because he's hoping to hire 15,000 immigration officers.
JAIME GARCÍA, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISION: For now, the 36% increase in the number of illegal immigrants is still not reflected in an increase in the number of deportations. Immigrant advocates point out that comparing the large number of arrests with fewer deportees, so far only shows that immigrants being detained are increasingly demanding their right to appear before an immigration judge.
JUAN JOSÉ GUTIÉRREZ, DIRECTOR, MOVIMIENTO LATINO USA: That is making it difficult to deport people and that is why, although there is an increase in arrests, there is no increase in deportations, because people are fighting, as they should, in court.
JAIME GARCÍA, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISION: In Los Angeles, Jaime Garcia, Univision.