Between this and that sunny jobs report this morning, that’s two 2020 campaign ads in the can for Trump in the span of about 12 hours. The most surprising bit here is when Cooper asks him if Trump deserves credit for the drop in illegal immigration last month and Ramos replies … sort of favorably: “Really no one wants illegal immigration, not even undocumented immigrants. It is very risky for them. It is better to do it in a legal way.” Jorge Ramos, border hawk? But then I realized, no, this is really just his backhanded way of calling for open borders. Watch what he says at the end about “the policies of fear and xenophobia and cruelty” in deporting illegals “who are not criminals, people who have no criminal record — moms and dads.” To Ramos, it seems, anyone who isn’t a criminal (or maybe even a violent criminal) should be allowed to cross the border legally and stay. Not long ago, that position would have been seen as radical. In today’s modern Democratic Party, it’s so mainstream as to be virtually indistinguishable from Hillary Clinton’s position.
.@jorgeramosnews on border crossing down 40%: Fear is stronger than any wall. What we are seeing is the Trump effect https://t.co/epcLf42doA— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) March 10, 2017