Univision host Jorge Ramos wrote in a Tuesday column that Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have committed racial treason against their Latino roots.
Ramos wrote that though every Republican candidate is currently opposed to a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, what’s “most incomprehensible for many Hispanics is that the two Latino candidates, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, have taken such a harsh stance against immigrants who are here simply because they’re doing the jobs that Americans won’t do.”
“Rubio and Cruz have broken a decades long tradition in which Hispanic politicians, no matter their family origins or political affiliations, tended to defend the most vulnerable immigrants in this country,” Ramos added. “Simply put: Rubio and Cruz don’t want new immigrants to have the same opportunities that their own parents had.”
Ramos closed by stating that he doesn’t “understand why immigrants or the children of immigrants tend to attack those who arrived a little later. There is no greater disloyalty than the children of immigrants forgetting their own roots. That’s a betrayal.”