Wow, I agree with Ruben Navarrette for once!

I do, however, have to disagree with the headline (and yes, I am pretty sure Navarrette did not write it):

Univision anchor flubs interview with Rubio

Jorge Ramos (good grief, what it is with people named Ramos?) didn’t flub the interview by any means. I am absolutely certain it went exactly the way he wanted it to. And I don’t know what else Navarrette would expect from a network that caters exclusively to those who speak Spanish.  Of course they’re going to stand up for those who come to this country illegally and resist assimilation into American culture. Navarrette is right when he says the debate should be about what is best for the United States. And, of course, it should be clear that what is best for the United States is immigration by people who come here for a better life and want to be Americans. This isn’t to say they should leave their culture at home — but, for example, when you go somewhere and have to communicate with broken Spanish and hand gestures in a majority English-speaking country, that is absolutely unacceptable.

And immigrants speaking English isn’t just to our benefit, but for theirs as well. We all know the stories of Spanish-speaking illegal immigrants getting taken advantage of are legion; if those immigrants were here legally and spoke English they would have a much easier time going to the authorities to deal with those who would do that to them.

I guess Ramos and Univision think those shady characters’ dealings with illegals are just peachy.


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One Response to “Wow, I agree with Ruben Navarrette for once!”

  1. Sabra Morse Onstott Says:

    Live here long enough, and you see that taking advantage of Spanish-speaking folks is absolutely a thing. My favorite example of this: My ex’s family lives in Indian Creek, a subdivision that floods quite a bit when it rains. Their house backs up on a former greenbelt, which was once intended to be an expansion of the subdivision. Ex told me that a few times when he was a kid, this thing flooded level with his backyard–about 2 or 3 feet of water. A company called Casa Linda bought this and decided to go ahead and build a subdivision there. Did not work on drainage at all…and that planned subdivision was the ONLY one of theirs in San Antonio where they advertised in Spanish only.

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