As Benjy Sarlin tweeted today, “This is a preview of how ‘We couldn’t pass immigration because of Obamacare’ will play in Spanish-language media.” Speaker Boehner and the House GOP may try to blame their inaction on immigration on President Obama, the Democrats, the legislative calendar, immigration reform advocates — and even national monuments — but one… Continue »

It’s unclear why House Republicans are even bothering to use President Obama as an excuse not to pass immigration reform this year, since it’s obvious that nobody believes them.  Spanish-language media, in particular — including key arbiters of Latino political thought like Jorge Ramos and La Opinión — are growing wrathful toward the GOP for… Continue »

In case you missed it last night, Jorge Ramos’ interview with the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart is a must-watch.  Ramos was on to promote the new network he anchors–Fusion–but nearly his entire interview was about immigration reform and why both parties need to worry about passing it. Ramos reminded Republicans that immigration is a gateway… Continue »

It’s an interview that Jorge Ramos has been teasing for months, but the anchor’s interview with Maricopa County’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio finally aired last weekend, ending the inaugural week of ABC News-Univision’s new joint network, Fusion. Heated and confrontational at times, Arpaio during his interview with Ramos maintained that his department does not “go around… Continue »

We already know Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) as one of the House GOPers who supports immigration reform with a path to citizenship.  As a Republican from California, Denham understands why our nation needs immigrants, and why Republicans can’t be the party blocking a policy supported by the vast majority of Latino voters (and the vast… Continue »

In a blistering column, Univisión’s Jorge Ramos makes it clear that he and other leaders in Spanish-language media are going to continue to shine their spotlight on Congress until the House schedules a vote on a path to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans this year. In today’s La Opinión, Ramos splinters the latest process… Continue »

A new cable channel, Fusion, is hitting the airwaves this October, and Jorge Ramos is warning Republicans that the new channel will be on their case, all the time, about immigration until reform becomes a reality. “We’re going to come out on Oct. 28th, and if the House doesn’t approve immigration reform by then, then… Continue »

Jorge Ramos–Univision’s news anchor and a man who has been called the “Walter Cronkite of Spanish-language news” has an op-ed today at ABC News/Univision blasting the Republican Party for its intransigence on immigration reform. Ramos notes that a couple weeks ago–before Steve King’s latest comments about DREAMers being drug runners with “calves the size of cantaloupes”… Continue »

This week, top-rated Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos (who, in terms of influence, has been compared to both Walter Cronkite and the Pope) is throwing his considerable influence behind immigration reform and pressuring House Republicans to get the issue done.  On Monday, he published a bilingual op-ed called “Republicans Are Already Losing the 2016 Election,”… Continue »

The Plum Line’s Greg Sargent published an interview today with Jorge Ramos. If we worked for Speaker John Boehner, we’d make sure he sees this one. Ramos is pretty clear about Boehner’s role in immigration reform – and that Hispanic media is watching him – closely. Greg’s post is worth a read in its entirety, but… Continue »