In the New York Times last Friday, Mexican-born, Spanish-language TV anchor Democrats should aid illegal immigrants by taking the “radical” step of ending filibuster protections for political minorities in the United States.
“Democrats still lack the votes to overturn the current Senate rules, which effectively require proponents of most bills to muster 60-vote supermajorities to advance them,” Ramos stated. The 60-vote rule in the 100-member Senate helps 330 million Americans preserve their rights by forcing compromises from powerful majorities in Congress.
“End the minority party’s power to stall legislation — the filibuster — and pass very concrete laws for the benefit of Dreamers and migrant farm workers through a procedural budget shortcut called reconciliation,” Ramos suggested. “Both issues are politically aggressive and would face huge Republican opposition. But it’s about time we made radical decisions to protect the lives of millions of immigrants like [Honduran economic migrant] María [Mejía],” who has repeatedly tried to bring her son and daughter into the United States illegally. She was sent back three times.
Open borders groups and advocates like Ramos are encouraging countless illegals like Mejía to risk the dangerous trek into the U.S. to boost viewers and advertising revenue for Ramos’s employer Univision. And they want American citizens to sacrifice their rights to make that happen.