Jorge Ramos claims to be a journalist. He has defended his credentials as a journalist for Univision. In reality, however, he is an advocate. He does not report news; he advocates for policy.
Of course, being an advocate is fine. There are conservative commentators who serve as advocates; they do not, however, pretend to be objective journalists simply reporting the news.
Ramos is a staunch supporter of amnesty and supporting illegal immigrants. He has been instrumental in furthering the preposterous term “DREAMers” to identify illegals who are in this country illegally, but who came to the country as a child.
“DREAMers,” evidently, sounds nicer than “criminals.” However, that is precisely what they are.
Ramos has not only supported those who are here illegally, but on Friday, Ramos told a group of illegals and their supporters that they were “the Rosa Parks of our time.”
In Texas, Ramos spoke to a crowd of roughly 1,000 illegals and supporters of illegals and claimed, “I think you the DREAMers are the Rosa Parks of our time.”
The crowd had gathered in support of President Obama’s unilateral amnesty order that granted amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants without congressional approval.
After the speech, the crowd marched to the Harris County jail to protest the department’s cooperation in federal immigration enforcement (or what is left of it).
Ramos encouraged the illegals to “release fear” and be bold in their declaration that they are here illegally. The group also denounced the term “illegal alien” and shouted at police “here to stay.”
Rosa Parks was a courageous woman who helped mobilize passive resistance and utilize nonviolent measures to enact great change in America. Most remember her as the woman who would not give up her seat on a bus to a white person. In reality, she was heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement and her refusal to vacate her seat was instrumental in setting-off the Montgomery Bus Boycott and furthered the notion that blacks in America were obliged to act if they wished to enact change.
In contrast, illegal immigrants are criminals. Those who are here illegally range widely. Some are hardened gang members. Some are terrorists-in-waiting. Some are fugitives from their own country. Many are just normal folk who came to America for a better life.
But all- all of them– are criminals. All who remain in this country in violation of our laws are criminals and need to return to their country of origin.
Rosa Parks fought against the premise that she and others should be relegated to second-rate citizenship simply because of the color of their skin.
Illegals assert that they are entitled to come into a sovereign country and be granted the benefits that come with being a citizen of said country.
The notion is easily-identified as ridiculous if we apply this logic on a smaller scale. If I enter someone’s home and assert that I am entitled to the benefits of home ownership simply because I made it across the threshold, my argument would be (justifiably) rejected.
However, because millions have been able to break the law, it is, according to Ramos and other amnesty supporters, a moral imperative that we reward them for their criminality.