Immigration activist D.A. King Interviewed on Univision’s Sunday Morning Current Affairs Al Punto Show

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By D.A. King

D.A. King, a nationally recognized authority on illegal immigration, is president of the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society, which is active in advocating a pro-enforcement policy on immigration and employment. King is a CAPS Senior Writing Fellow. He is not a member of any political party. Find him at the Dustin Inman Society.

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August 23, 2013

Recently, long-time pro-immigration enforcement D.A. King was profiled on the front page of The New York Times. The story drew the attention of newscaster Jorge Ramos and others at Univision TV. King, of the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society, was invited to Univision’s Miami studios for an interview. The 12-minute interview originally aired in Spanish on the August 18, 2013, edition of Al Punto, Univision’s Sunday morning current affairs show. Following are King’s thoughts about the opportunity to speak with Univision.


I enjoyed my trip from my home in the Atlanta area to Miami. I cannot say it enough: Everyone at Univision was exceptionally nice to me, and I was treated with great generosity and respect. I would happily return if asked.

 We wanted to share the resulting video of the interview.

We are grateful to Mr. Ramos and the Univision network for the opportunity to share the pro-enforcement side of the amnesty battle. We note that MSNBC could take a moment to consider similar allowance.

As well, Mr. Ramos’ personal website is very educational. From that site:

Jorge Ramos … has been called ‘Star newscaster of Hispanic TV’ and ‘Hispanic TV’s No. 1 correspondent and key to a huge voting bloc’ by The Wall Street Journal. Time magazine included him in the list of ‘the 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States’ and Newsweek in its list of 50 political and media figures …

A survey conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center found that Ramos is the second most recognized Latino leader in the country. Latino Leaders magazine chose him as one of ‘The Ten Most Admired Latinos’ and ‘101 Top Leaders of the Latino Community in the U.S.’

‘Ramos is like an amalgam of Brian Williams and Keith Obermann, though with more gravitas than either.’ (The Daily Beast)

The Miami Herald said, ‘As household names go, Jorge Ramos is huge … in Miami, Los Angeles and Houston, his newscast consistently beats out all the other networks for the top ratings.’ More than 2 million people tune in daily to his newscast and almost a million to his Sunday morning political show. (The Nielsen Company)

He has interviewed some of the most influential leaders in the world: Barack Obama, John McCain, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Harry Reid, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, John Edwards, Al Gore, George Bush Sr., John Kerry, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, Felipe Calderon and dozens of Latin American presidents.

Jorge Ramos is an immigrant. He came to the United States as a student in 1983. In November 1986, at age 28, he became one of the youngest national news anchors in the history of American television … 

Thank you, Jorge Ramos! Muchas gracias, sir!

Find the Spanish language version of the version here, and English here and below.

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