Latino television news reporter Jorge Ramos takes on Donald Trump
By Robin Rowe
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Gosh!TV) 2016/7/31 – For opposing hate, Ramos is described by Right-wing media as, “an outspoken advocate for illegal immigration.” Meanwhile, state legislatures write new laws to legalize bigotry. Congress has deferred indefinitely passing laws on immigration reform, laws that could protect refugees from being exploited by corporations who prefer cheap labor who can’t report unsafe or illegal working conditions.
Many refugees coming to America are escaping from drug wars and civil wars being fought in their home country, conflicts fueled by a projection of American superpower. Once in the U.S. illegally, they become entrapped in an underworld U.S. economy. Their choice may be slavery here or death there. They can’t go back.
Why don’t refugees get an immigrant visa to legally come to the U.S.? Even to get an initial immigration interview often takes eight months. The whole process of immigration approval typically takes six to eight years. How long can anyone wait before trying to escape from a neighborhood ruled by a drug cartel or by ISIS?
More on the HBO documentary…
The Hate Card: Jorge Ramos Reporting premiere on October 24th. Triggered by an incident in which the journalist was ejected from a Donald Trump press conference and told by the candidate to “go back to Univision.” The Mexican-born Ramos examines what it means to be an American, particularly as it relates to race and immigration for the next generation. He visits communities affected by hate-filled political rhetoric on race and violence against immigrants, offering firsthand accounts through interviews with Americans who have been targeted in various parts of the country. Directed by Catherine Tambini.
Part of HBO’s thought-provoking documentary series: Alexandra Pelosi’s Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?,Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution, Patria O Muerte: Cuba, Fatherland Or Death, Class Divide and The Trans List…topics from U.S. politics to Cuba to failing middle class to transgender.