Univision TV anchor Jorge Ramos was aggressive in interviewing President Barack Obama Tuesday night about the president’s recent immigration maneuvers. Obama has on numerous occasions said he lacked the proper authority to act unilaterally on immigration, but then last month the president issued an executive order essentially doing just that. Ramos pounded the president on the perceived discrepancy. The president, as he has done before, replied that his latest action was more limited in scope than the actions considered earlier. The more limited action is “scrupulously” within his powers, the president asserts. After the two talked over one another for ten minutes, a frustrated Obama managed to ask the question that was presumably the reason he appeared on Univision in the first place.
Obama said: “And so the question I have for you Jorge — because you’re going to have a big voice — is: Are you going to do a good job in, now that we’ve taken these actions, making sure that people understand what their opportunities are?”