In a new Op-Ed for the NY Times, Univision journalist and immigration activist Jorge Ramos says the only way to slow illegal migration is to allow far more in legally.
“The United States should start accepting between one and a half and two million authorized immigrants every year,” Ramos writes.
If more legal immigration is not allowed, Ramos warns “they will keep coming; there is no other solution.”
“All the other options — walls, detention facilities, family separation policies, forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico, expedited repatriations and mass deportations — have failed,” he claimed.
Ramos also claims far more immigration would be a good thing.
He writes “the United States is a nation of immigrants, and … it’s going to need a lot more migrants to support the nation’s beleaguered economy, replace its growing population of retired workers and make up for the country’s low birthrate. Our immigration system desperately needs to be updated to face these challenges.”