Jorge Ramos told Chris Wallace on Friday that illegal immigrants coming across the Mexican border "are here to help" American citizens.
"They are coming here to benefit our lives," he said, noting the large amount of undocumented workers in fields such as agriculture.
"The vast majority of undocumented immigrants in this country are not terrorists," he said, responding to repeated contentions by President Trump that many illegal immigrants are criminals.
Ramos said he has no problem with removing violent criminal illegal immigrants, but disagreed with Wallace when asked about those who use fake ID cards or commit identity theft.
"That is not a violent crime," Ramos said on "The O'Reilly Factor," "it is a crime [but] they are coming here to benefit our lives."
"Many of them use fake drivers' licenses, why? Because they are working for us," he said.
Ramos added that the White House's statement that Mexican relations are "phenomenal" was inaccurate, calling the US-Mexico relationship the worst since the United States took part in the Battle of Veracruz in 1914.