During an interview withCNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter, Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos stated unequivocally that he does not support Kate's Law, which would mandate a five-year federal prison sentence for undocumented immigrants who are deported and then return to the U.S. illegally.
“I think it is unfair that because one undocumented immigrant killed a wonderful human being, that all immigrants are being blamed for that killing,” the Univision anchor stated. “It is as unfair as if we were to criticize all white men in the United States for what happened in that theater in Aurora, Colorado.”
The segment began when Stelter, host of the Reliable Sources Sunday morning program told the well-known Spanish-language newsman that Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel wanted to know if Ramos would support the proposed legislation.
I'm not a politician. I'm not here to support any laws. My condolences go to the families of those two Americans, those two wonderful Americans who have been killed recently by undocumented immigrants.
So it is unfair to stereotype a community and saying that the Hispanic community or the immigrant community has a higher percentage of crime when in reality it is not, and it is completely unfair to criticize millions of people for what one or two people have done.
According to an article written by Cathy Burke for the Newsmax website, one of the women Ramos referred to was Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old woman who was allegedly murdered in San Francisco on July 1 while on a walk with her father by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, 45, an illegal immigrant who had previously been deported five times.
Lopez-Sanchez said he came to San Francisco because he knew it was a “sanctuary city,” where he expected to be protected from any immigration laws.
Burke noted that Steinle's murder “eerily echoes” a case involving an illegal immigrant -- 35-year-old Juan Emmanuel Razo-Ramirez -- who is accused of attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl, shooting a woman in the arm, and killing Margaret Kostelnik in the 60-year-old woman's home before getting into a shootout with Lake County, Ohio, police.
“At the suspect's arraignment,” Burke reported, “an angry Painesville, Ohio, Municipal Judge Mike Cicconetti set bail at $10 million.”
"He's here illegally? And they didn't take him? ... I can't set a bond high enough," the judge said.
However, Ramos remarked on CNN: “As in any other community, there are also criminals … but the fact is that crime rates -- and all the studies are there -- crime rates within the immigrant community are lower than those born in the United States.”
Along with his anchor duties on the nation's leading Spanish-language network, Ramos hosts a weekly, English-language current affairs program called America With Jorge Ramos. It airs on Fusion TV, a collaboration between ABC News and Univision.
Otherwise, the bilingual host is best known for disrupting a press conference held by Donald Trump by shouting over other reporters regarding illegal immigration even though the GOP presidential front-runner had selected another person to ask a question.
Trump told Ramos to “sit down” many times before the reporter was removed from the room after asserting: “I have the right to ask a question.”
Soon after, Trump changed his mind and let Ramos back into the room, where the pair continued to engage in a fiery argument over -- what else? -- illegal immigration.
Nevertheless, Kate's Law wasn't the only topic the CNN anchor and his Hispanic counterpart discussed during the Sunday morning interview.
Stelter began by referring to Bill O'Reilly, host of The O'Reilly Factor, which airs weeknights on the Fox News Channel: “You've said that Trump wouldn't be interviewed by you. O'Reilly is complaining that you won't come on his show.”
First, let me say about Bill O'Reilly and Fox News. I have been to Fox News many times.
Last Wednesday, I was with Megyn Kelly, and we are coordinating another interview with Bill O'Reilly and with Sean Hannity, and I'm very happy to be on their shows anytime and that has happened in the past.
It's obvious what topic Ramos and the ENC anchors will discuss, even though Kate's Law isn't unfair to illegal immigrants. What's unfair is an illegal alien still attacking and killing Americans after being deported from the country multiple times.