Outspoken immigration advocate and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program on Tuesday, where the conversation quickly turned awkward after Carlson asked Ramos how many caravan migrants he would personally take in.
Thousands of migrants are currently headed for the United States. Some 1,300 people left San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras last Saturday, in what some are calling the “March of the Migrant.” Over the weekend, that number increased to 7,000 people as the caravan crossed over the southern Mexico border. Estimates cited by El Universal, a Mexican newspaper, say the caravan has now reached 14,000 people.
One of the most pressing concerns about the migrant caravan is that it is full of unvetted, undocumented immigrants from countries where violent crime is rampant.
“Some of these people are hard criminals. Hardened criminals — not good people. These are some bad people coming through. These aren’t babies, these aren’t little angels coming into our country,” President Donald Trump said on Friday. “These are hardened criminals. These are tough, tough people. I don’t want them in our country, and neither does our country want them in our country.”
Despite the overwhelming evidence that the migrant caravan is chock-full of dangerous criminals, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos made several comments defending its members, including insisting unequivocally that none of them were from the Middle East, when he spoke with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday.
Ramos’ blatant disregard for the facts inspired Carlson to ask a very blunt question: “How many of these migrants are you taking in personally into your home and are supporting once they get into the United States?”
“I think that’s a great question and that’s precisely the kind of question that people like you ask when you don’t want to understand that this has nothing to do with individuals,” responded Ramos. “It has to do with nations. And what we have to understand is that these refugees are not a threat to the United States. I know that in Fox News…”
“Before you attack Fox, this is a simple question. How many are you taking in?” Carlson interrupted, according to The Daily Caller. “I’m asking you a very simple question – How many of these migrants are you personally taking responsibility for? How many are going home to Jorge’s place in Miami at the end of the day? And please be specific.”
“I think that again this has nothing to do with individuals. I wish I could help all of them,” responded Ramos.
“How about three?” asked Carlson. “I could count on you to do a stand-up next to them but probably not to help them, I noticed.”
“People are very upset about the migrant crisis,” Tucker Carlson concluded. “Not upset enough to help personally but upset enough to demand that you help.”
Carlson expertly exposed the hypocrisy of immigration advocates on the political left. These people will whine all day long about how “evil” and “immoral” it is to turn away the migrants trying to infiltrate our borders illegally, yet they are the last ones willing to actually take in a migrant themselves.
Jorge Ramos certainly has the means to take in a single migrant, he just isn’t benevolent enough to do so. He probably also does not want to take on the risks associated with letting a stranger from a dangerous country into his own home. So why should we allow these people to cross our border, bringing violent crime with them?
It is time for those on the left to put their money where their mouth is. Until they are willing to take in and support an undocumented immigrant themselves, they should stop forcing hard-working taxpayers to allow these people into the country illegally.