Hola Jorge Ramos: Wait your turn!

For the record, I am not a supporter of Donald Trump.  His idea of deporting 11 million illegal immigrants is not workable and would throw the whole issue into the courts for a long time.

It would be better to deal with the illegal immigrants by enforcing workplace laws or eliminating the employment magnet that brings them here.    Furthermore, I’m willing to accept a path to legalization (not citizenship) for some, specially the kids who’ve grown up here.  Some of these youngsters are excelling in schools and want to serve in the US armed forces.

At the same time, I understand the anger about illegal immigration.   People are frustrated with the chaos, the costs and the violation of national sovereignty when people cross your borders and demand to be legalized.

Speaking of costs, National Review posted this:

“71 percent of illegal-alien headed households with children received some sort of welfare in 2009, compared with 39 percent of native-headed houses with children. Illegal immigrants generally access welfare programs through their U.S.-born children, to whom government assistance is guaranteed. Additionally, U.S.-born children of illegal aliens are entitled to American public schools, health care, and more, even though illegal-alien households rarely pay taxes.”

Do you understand now why people are angry?  They should be angry!

The US has every right to have immigration laws, as Mexico does.

What does Mexico do with illegal immigrants from Central America?  They deport them as most countries do!

Yesterday, Jorge Ramos did not show a lot of respect for journalism, his fellow journalists or the rest of us.

As you can see from the video, Jorge Ramos started making a speech as the news conference was getting underway.

Mr Trump asked Mr Ramos to wait his turn but he kept on talking.   So Mr Trump had Mr Ramos escorted out of the room.

For the record, Mr Ramos came back and got to ask lots of questions.

Mr Ramos could have avoided the whole thing by raising his hand and waiting his turn, like everybody else does.

Finally, Mr Ramos and others need to come to terms with the anger over illegal immigration.    It is not rooted on racism or anti-immigrant attitudes.    Instead, it is about the rule of law and respect for those of us who waited our turn to come legally into the country.


Univision: “You got some ‘splainin’ to do!”

(This is my new American Thinker post about Univision and Hillary Clinton)

Am I the only one who finds the Hillary Clinton-Univision arrangement a bit strange?  After all, isn’t the lady a candidate for president and the other a news organization?

According to Marc Caputo of The Miami Herald, little has been said in the media about this very unusual union:

“The Spanish-language network, which broadcasts from Doral, has remarkably close ties with Clinton – from the way the media giant covers immigration to the financial backing of its top leader to a new initiative between the network and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Barely a peep from the press, though.

Last week, at an East Harlem event featuring Clinton, Univision touted a multi-year partnership with a foundation-led learning initiative for children 5 and younger. The success of the ” Pequeños y Valiosos” (or “Young and Valuable”) partnership will take time to measure.

But it began paying immediate dividends for Clinton.

Clinton’s face is featured in five of seven slides on the Univision website promoting the partnership with the foundation’s “Too Small to Fail” initiative. Taking no press questions at the event, Clinton was featured in the type of feel-good classroom setting that politicians on the campaign trail crave.”

I guess that Univision wants us to believe that Hillary Clinton is not a political figure or a partisan on education issues.  It would have made a lot more sense if Univision had “partnered” with high visibility athletes or movie stars.

I like that Univision wants to promote education learning initiatives for kids 5 and under but did they have to do it with a woman running for president?   That’s “a no-win” situation for a news organization!

Finally, the irony is that Hillary Clinton, and Democrats, oppose the  kind of reforms or vouchers that would liberate many Hispanic parents from the public schools.

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Yes, President Obama should have spoken to Univision, but…

Jorge Ramos of Univision was right when he “…took to Twitter to call out Obama for not including Univision in his big pre-Syria address media blitz, calling it a wasted opportunity.”

It’s true.  I agree with Jorge Ramos!

President Obama should have spoken to Unvision because there are thousands of Hispanics serving in the armed forces. Their parents, and older grandparents, would benefit from hearing their president in a Spanish interview.

You can put my mother in that group since we have a son in the US Army.

Furthermore, some of Univision’s affiliates, such as Channel 23 in Dallas, have huge audiences for their newscasts.

So why didn’t he?

First, he remembers his trip to Univision last September. It was not pretty.  He was confronted with difficult questions about Benghazi, “Fast & Furious” and others.  Also, he does not want to talk about immigration reform.   It’s going to be very difficult to deliver immigration reform with so many Democrats facing a tough reelection.

Add the recent “job reports” and it will be very hard to legalize people competing with US workers out of work!

Second, President Obama is gambling that Hispanics won’t punish him for skipping the Spanish speaking networks.

Frankly, Hispanics have not punished him so far despite some incredibly lackluster results!

For example, he never proposed immigration reform despite huge Democrat majorities.  Yet, they still voted for him!

Unemployment in Hispanic districts is bad, i.e. “si se puede” really means “no se puede” when it comes to looking for work.  Yet, he is still popular!

And check out the lousy public schools in our inner cities.

How bad are the public schools in our big cities?  Well,  the Obama daughters went to private schools in Chicago and continued that tradition when they moved to Washington DC.

Today’s Democrat party has a simple message:  Private schools for the children of Obama, Biden, Kerry, Gore and the Clintons.  Public schools for you who keep reelecting us!

The Obama White House is betting that Hispanics won’t care that he doesn’t care about them.

Sadly, the White House has been winning that bet for 5 years!

Unfortunately, there are too many Hispanics too happy to hear meaningless “5 de Mayo” speeches rather than expect results from this president.

We repeat: Why should President Obama care about people who will carry his water no matter what he does?

Hispanics need to learn an important lesson or they won’t ever be an electoral factor in US politics. There is more to being relevant than demographics!

There are two kinds of voters in the world:

a) automatic voters….politicians remember those on Election Day;
and more importantly,
b) independent voters…..those are the ones that you court and pay attention to.

Unfortunately, there are too many Hispanos voting automatically for Obama and that’s why he takes them for granted.

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