Telemundo Anchor to GOP: There Are "Aryan, Blond, Blue-Eyed People" Who Need Immigration Reform, Too

While Marco Rubio has come out as a leader of the Republican Party on the issue of immigration reform, José Díaz Balart, the television anchor for Telemundo, isn't all that impressed with the rest of the party.


Speaking with Alex Wagner on MSNBC, he teased the GOP about the party's obvious ethnic bias in the debate.

"Let's remember that the 11 million people that are here illegally aren't just Latinos," he said. "There are some aryan, blond, blue-eyed people" that also need legal status.

In fact, according to a Pew Institute report, nearly 20 percent of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are not originally from Latin America. About 1 million come from Asia, 600,000 are from Europe and Canada, and 400,000 are from Africa and other countries.

And, in contrast to the stereotype that the majority of undocumented immigrants are single men, nearly 30 percent are young women (between the ages of 18 and 39) and 17 percent are children under the age of 18.

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