07/25/2013 09:35 am ET

Jorge Ramos On Latinos And The Future Of U.S. Politics


Jorge Ramos anchors the top-ranked newscast on Spanish-language TV, Noticiero Univision, alongside Maria Elena Salinas. Sometimes called "the Spanish-language Walter Cronkite," Ramos has been a vocal — and influential — proponent of an immigration overhaul. (In recent summers, Ramos' network Univision has topped the prime-time TV ratings for all networks in the U.S. — English- and Spanish-language — among viewers 18 to 49, as Mandalit del Barco reported Tuesday.)

Tell Me More guest host Celeste Headlee spoke with Ramos on Wednesday's show.

"If Latinos perceive that Republicans are to blame for the absence of immigration reform," says Ramos, "I think Republicans are going to pay the price for that. So the challenge right now is for Republicans — and obviously speaker John Boehner.

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