Presenting the FAIR Message to Spanish Language Media

The Spanish-language media is understandably intensely focused on the immigration issue in general and on the amnesty push in particular. Most of the journalists and commentators are first or second generation immigrants or Puerto Ricans but that does not mean that they are necessarily pro-amnesty and it does not mean that they present a one-sided view of the issue.

While I am often the only non-Hispanic on a panel with two or three Latinos in a discussion of immigration issues, sometimes, as in this recent CNN-Spanish broadcast, it is just me and the interviewer. On the same day I also was interviewed by Univision. It is worth knowing that the Spanish-speaking population is hearing our side of the discussion.

About Author


Jack, who joined FAIR’s National Board of Advisors in 2017, is a retired U.S. diplomat with consular experience. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, and U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform and has authored studies of immigration issues. His national and international print, TV, and talk radio experience is extensive (including in Spanish).


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    Thank you FAIR, for doing this. It’s important that the pro-legal immigrant, anti-illegal immigration, pro-American worker side gets out.

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    Concerned Citizen on

    Too bad my only secondary language is Mandarin Chinese, because i could only understand bits and pieces of this interview.

    Jack Martin is contributing an impressive amount of talent to this debate. I also want to praise CNN-Spanish for having him on the air. My family and I were watching Fox News tonight, and once again, it was incredibly one-sided in favor of amnesty. Why don’t we see Dan Stein or Jack Martin on Fox?

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    Speaking of Puerto Rico, nine of the top ten zip codes in the entire US {they have them because they are a US commonwealth} have the highest ratios of Social Security disability recipients. Identity fraud is also rampant because many illegals that are here in the US from other countries have gotten bogus birth certificates from there, which entitles them to automatic American citizenship, which Puerto Ricans are. This is what we have to look forward to on a wider scale in this country. Fraud and welfare use.