Jorge Ramos has put his money where his mouth is an offered up $20 thousand of his own hard-earned cash to support scholarships for future generation who he hopes will be able to stay and study in the U.S. once the DREAM Act is passed.
Arguably the most recognizable face in Spanish-language journalism, Ramos released a public statement saying, “The failure of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, to pass the DREAM Act or any other meaningful immigration reform this year has deeply saddened me. I am determined to help these talented young immigrants move forward with their lives, despite the obstacles beyond their control.”
It is a personal issue for Ramos, who came to the United States as an immigrant himself in 1983. He studied in the country and worked his way up to eventually anchor Univision’s evening news show “Noticiero Univision”—a position he’s held for the past 21 years.
“I feel it is my duty to speak out and help other immigrants, especially those who believe in higher education as a way to advance themselves,” he said. “I encourage other individuals and companies to join me in supporting these talented students so they can contribute meaningfully to this country.”
The scholarship he is funding will be administered by Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC), a California-based non-profit that provides direct support and advocacy for low-income immigrant students.
Watch Time magazine's interview with Jorge Ramos below: