Univision anchor Jorge Ramos appeared on this Tuesday's The O'Reilly Factor to discuss the recent influx of refugees fleeing violence from Central America. Ramos attempted to counter some of Bill-O's fearmongering and reminded him that sending children back to countries where their lives are in danger is not exactly the Christian way to approach the problem.
He also pointed out that Rick Perry's latest stunt of deploying 1000 troops to the border is a huge waste of money that's not going to work anyway. To no one's surprise, it fell on deaf ears.
Here's more from Fox's blog:
As part of a television special on U.S. border security, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos swam across the Rio Grande River to demonstrate how some illegal immigrants enter the United States. Ramos spoke to Bill O’Reilly about his experience.
“I learned that it was really dangerous, [the river] has a very strong undercurrent and is full of debris and is contaminated,” Ramos said. “Despite the danger, children from Central America prefer to cross the river than just to stay home.”
It is estimated that about 100,000 children will enter the U.S. illegally by the end of the fiscal year. O’Reilly said that despite the threat of deportations, the unintended consequences are too “overwhelming” to ignore. “We can’t absorb all the world’s children,” he said.
Ramos argued that mass deportation isn’t the solution. “I don’t think any government should be in the business of deporting endangered children,” Ramos said. “That’s not the American way and it’s not the Christian way.”
Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced this week that he will deploy about 1,000 National Guard troops down to the border to aid patrol agents and stop criminal activity. The deployment will cost Texas an estimated $12 million per month. Ramos thinks Perry’s strategy isn’t going to work. “These children are not a security concern for the United States. They’re not terrorists and they’re not criminals,” he said. Ramos called the move “expensive and useless.”
O’Reilly disagreed and said the optics of having military presence along the southern corridor would send a strong message to illegal immigrants that they’re not going to be able to cross the border. He also suggested that if Mexico doesn’t do its part by securing their side of the border, the United States should revoke the NAFTA agreement.
There are a lot of people that would be happy to see that trade agreement revoked but I don't think O'Reilly's going to have much luck getting our politicians to go along with his suggestion.
Ramos hasn't figured out that Bill-O just pretends to be a Christian when it's convenient for him, like when he's flogging his phoney "war on Christmas." He doesn't actually want to follow any of Christ's teachings. He'd be out of business and off the air if he did.