After being called out by Bill O'Reilly for failing to come on "The O'Reilly Factor" to discuss the murder of Kate Steinle, Univision's Jorge Ramos appeared on CNN to condemn the "completely unfair" law named after her.
The illegal immigrant activist and massively influential Univision anchor made more headlines than usual last week after a showdown with Donald Trump. When Ramos tried to take over a Trump presser, the presidential candidate booted the activist journalist out. O'Reilly used the opportunity as a moment to highlight "zealot" Ramos' habit of "disappearing" when stories broke that were antithetical to his openly pro-illegal immigrant narrative, particularly citing the tragic murder of Kate Steinle by the seven-time felon, multi-time deported illegal immigrant, Francisco Sanchez in a "sanctuary city," and "Kate's Law," which would require a mandatory five-year federal prison term for previously deported illegals who are caught re-entering the country.
On CNN this weekend, Ramos responded to O'Reilly's questions about Kate's Law, condemning it as "completely unfair" because it promoted a "stereotype" of the Hispanic community.
"I think it is unfair that because one undocumented immigrant killed a wonderful human being that all immigrants are being blamed for that killing," said Ramos. "It is so unfair. It's as unfair as if we were to criticize all white men in the United States for what happened in that theater in Aurora, Colorado."
Ramos, who deliberately avoided using the term "illegal" throughout the discussion, repeatedly made no distinction between illegal immigrants and legal immigrants, arguing that the law unfairly promoted a "stereotype" of "the Hispanic community or the immigrant community," stressing that it is "completely unfair to criticize millions of people for what one or two people have done."
Ramos further conflated illegal and legal immigrants by bringing up a misleading statistic about the crime rates of immigrants (not illegal immigrants), whom he said committed crimes at a lower rate than native born Americans.
During his comments, Ramos also offered his "condolences" to those families who have lost loved ones to "undocumented immigrants," but emphasized that all communities have bad elements.