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Name the first ‘Stros non-pitcher ever to be selected as a MLB All Star? (Hint: 1966)

Univision’s and Fusion’s Jorge Ramos sent out a series of tweets yesterday in anticipation of the President’s executive action on immigration. Here are the Ramos tweets:

JORGE RAMOS ‏@jorgeramosnews 1h1 hour ago
“Be bold” Dreamers are asking @BarackObama If he doesn’t, the risk is to upset Latinos and alienate Republicans at the same time.

JORGE RAMOS ‏@jorgeramosnews 1h1 hour ago
There are big expectations in the Latino community about Obama’s executive action. Expecting more than 5 million immigrants to benefit

JORGE RAMOS ‏@jorgeramosnews 19m19 minutes ago
It’ll be difficult for Republicans to reject executive action on immigration and not to be seen as anti-immigrant and anti-Latino.

JORGE RAMOS ‏@jorgeramosnews 1h1 hour ago
…and let’s not forget that it was @SpeakerBoehner and the Republicans who blocked immigration reform in the House.

JORGE RAMOS ‏@jorgeramosnews 2h2 hours ago
Republicans and @SpeakerBoehner blocked immigration reform in congress. After the “executive action” they might want to reconsider

JORGE RAMOS ‏@jorgeramosnews 2h2 hours ago
The executive action on immigration will demonstrate the “new” power of the Latino community. This is an issue very close to our “corazón”

The GOP will be going after the President and his action and Latinos leaders and activists are obliged to not only join in the fight but lead it and own it. If we just sit back and watch the President and his team defend his position against the GOP we risk losing a key part of the narrative – us. It is not about the GOP going after the President and a so-called misuse of his authority. It is about the GOP going after the Latino community.

Let’s remember, it was the GOP that decided to make this a partisan issue back in 2007 when immigration reform legislation was being considered during 43’s administration. And it’s GOP candidates that have made it a red meat issue as recently as this past election. They have made it a litmus test within their own primaries across the country. And it has been a GOP controlled U.S. House of Representatives that has refused a floor vote on the Senate passed version of immigration reform.

Expect the GOP to call out the President and using rhetoric like “sticking it in the eye of the newly elected Congress” and “playing with fire.” Once the President issues his action we need to step forward and make it a fight between the GOP and our community. We will win that fight.

We have close to five million stories to tell. They don’t.

America is used to seeing and probably tired of seeing the GOP and the President battle with each other. American has never really seen the Latino community play a major role in a public policy debate.

Instead of letting a fight between the President and the GOP play out within the beltway, let’s take this fight across America.

It is time. Let’s grab what Jorge Ramos calls our “new” power and move forward our community. Let’s play offense. Let’s win this one.

Hall of Fame great Joe Morgan of course was the first non-pitcher ‘Stro selected to the MLB NL All Star Team back in 1966. He was injured and didn’t get to play.

The team still hasn’t made any moves.

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