Univision and Fusion reporter Jorge Ramos, who was once thrown out of a press conference of candidate Trump, wrote in a column for Fusion that he no longer recognizes the United States under President Donald Trump. In his column, Ramos wrote, "I've always publicly acknowledged that the United States gave me opportunities that Mexico, my country of origin, did not." 
 
"But decades after I arrived here, the anti-immigrant rhetoric being turned into policy under Donald Trump has made me realize that I just don't recognize this country anymore.
 
"All I want is for new immigrants to enjoy the same opportunities that I — and millions of others throughout American history — have received. But for the moment, Trump is making that impossible."
 
Ramos, who is now a US citizen and whose US citizen daughter worked for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, claimed in the article that Trump’s recent executive orders put 11 million undocumented immigrants at risk. "Deporting almost all of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. is now a priority," he says. "If this is truly the case, will there soon be widespread raids on homes or workplaces?"
 
Ramos claimed that people from the seven Muslim-majority countries contemplated in the January 27 executive order are “being arbitrarily punished.” He wrote, "People from those seven countries are being arbitrarily punished, along with refugees from the rest of the world." 
 
"They are being discriminated against merely because they were born in the wrong country."
 
Ramos said, "It's bizarre that a man who is the son of a Scottish mother, the grandson of a German immigrant and the husband of a Slovenian woman would spout such anti-immigrant rhetoric."


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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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