The migrant caravan, estimated to include more than 7,000 people, is composed mostly of migrants seeking safety in numbers from gang violence and drug dealers on their trip north.
As the caravan marches on towards the U.S. border, the immigration debate is heating up — and many Democrats are coming to the defense of the caravan members who plan to cross the border illegally.
On Tuesday, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos urged Americans to support the migrants, but when Fox News host Tucker Carlson questioned how many migrants he personally planned to house — Ramos had no comeback.
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Ramos, who is an outspoken immigration advocate, appeared on Carlson’s show on Tuesday night from Mexico to discuss the possibility of Middle Eastern people being a part of the caravan.
“The vast majority of these people are not criminals. They’re not terrorists. And they’re not even immigrants. They’re refugees,” Ramos said. “So what we have to do is listen to them, hear their cases, and if they deserve political asylum, then grant it to them.”
Carlson, firing back at Ramos’ defense of the migrant said, “How many of these migrants are you taking in personally into your home and are supporting once they get into the United States?” Carlson asked.
Ramos responded, “I think that’s a great question and that’s precisely the kind of question that people like you ask when you don’t want to understand that this has nothing to do with individuals.” He added, It has to do with nations. And what we have to understand is that these refugees are not a threat to the United States. I know that in Fox News …”
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“Before you attack Fox, this is a simple question,” Carlson interrupted. “How many are you taking in?”
Ramos and Carlson continued back and forth until Ramos concluded, “I think that again this has nothing to do with individuals. I wish I could help all of them.”
“How about three?” asked Tucker.
After Ramos dodged the question yet again, Carlson told Ramos, “I could count on you to do a stand-up next to them but probably not to help them, I noticed.”
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After Ramos signed off of the show, Carlson stated, “People are very upset about the migrant crisis, not upset enough to help personally but upset enough to demand that you help.”
Watch the clip here —