Time and time again, Univision proves itself to be an immigration advocacy PAC with a broadcast license. And, as immigration advocacy organizations do, they cheer anything that erodes the distinctions between legal and illegal immigration.
Watch Univision’s report on Minnesota’s upcoming implementation of driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants in its entirety, as aired on the late-night Edición Nocturna newscast on Friday, September 29th, 2023:
PAULINA SODI: Pay close attention because there will be an important change in Minnesota. Starting next week, anyone can apply for a driver’s license regardless of their immigration status. This will allow 80,000 undocumented immigrants residing in that state to obtain a license or valid ID. In fact, several groups are working to open their own centers in order to proctor written exams.
There is no distinction between citizen and non-citizen, between legal or illegal immigrant. Readers of MRC Latino know that from a business standpoint, Univision’s preferred outcome is a continuously porous border because *that* is what secures the continued need for Spanish-language TV. This isn’t just a reasonable inference based on Univision’s history, but something that literally came out of the mouth of the network’s own Jorge Ramos:
JORGE RAMOS: I think the future of Spanish-language media is assured for decades, simply, for a very simple reason: Despite of the fact that the majority of the growth within the Hispanic community is coming from people being born here, we still have one to two million immigrants, legally and illegally coming in every single year. Most of them speak Spanish. So, therefore, we have a market that is growing and growing.
And I think we can assure you that in the next few decades, you’ll see Spanish-language media. That’s another topic completely, but the Latino community is keeping so many elements from their country of origin, including Spanish- 9 out of 10 Latinos speak Spanish…speak Spanish at home- that- and we’re doing things that Italians didn’t do, or Russians, or Eastern Europeans didn’t do- and the closeness to our countries of origin and the communications that we have are keeping Spanish-language media alive. And thanks to that, it’s a new power that other immigrant communities didn’t have in the past.
This is all by design. Viewers of Spanish-language media don’t have news organizations to rely upon, but propaganda outlets. The marketplace deserves alternative, and so do the viewers of a network which should reconsider their course of action, repent, and purify themselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.