Jorge Ramos warned that the “Trump Effect” is scaring illegal immigrants, and discouraging them from even trying to sneak into the United States.
The author and journalist for Univision appeared on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, and tried to rationalize the reports that, in just the first month since President Trump had taken office, illegal immigration was down 40%.
“These people, calling their relatives and their friends in South America, saying, ‘Don’t come here, this is not the right moment.’ So I think it is possible.
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.”
Incredibly, this is the exact argument that Conservatives have been making for years and Liberals never understand, If the federal government makes it clear that it will no longer tolerate illegal immigration, and that it is taking action to enforce immigration laws, future potential illegal aliens will be discouraged from crossing into the United States illegally.
Ramos finished his thought with, on the bright side, America’s illegal immigration population has remained constant over the last decade.
“…I think, many Americans, many people who voted for Donald Trump, they really have to understand that there’s no invasion. No one is invading the United States.
Mexicans are not invading the United States. The undocumented population has remained stable at about 11 million for the last decade. So those are the positive things.”
What makes this statement interesting is that it is entirely based on guesswork and assumptions.
Because illegal aliens “live in the shadows,” there is no reliable database that we could turn to to find out approximately how many illegal aliens are in the United States at the moment.
Some “experts” will claim that they know how many illegal aliens are in the country, and base their analysis on census numbers, survey results, or border-crossing apprehension trends…but at the end it is only a guess.
There could be 20-30 million illegal aliens in the United States just as easily as their could be 11 million.
In any event, the “Trump effect” seems to be having an effect on deterring illegal immigration, and if it holds true, could lead to a dramatic decline in the number of illegal aliens crossing into the US each year.
Watch the segment below: