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Latino groups say they are working with renewed motivation after Donald Trump ejected Univision anchor Jorge Ramos from a news conference. (WLS)

The work of the Latino Policy Forum moves forward perhaps with renewed motivation after Donald Trump ejected Univision anchor Jorge Ramos from a news conference Tuesday night after Ramos attempted to question Trump about his immigration policies.

Trump eventually allowed Ramos to return.

"He's done us a favor," says Sylvia Puente of the Latin Policy Forum. "He's mobilized and united the Latino electorate and Latino activists in a way that hasn't been done before."

"Univision was among first corporate entities to sever ties with Trump Companies and that upset him very much," says Oscar Chacon of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities.

Chacon expects Trump's comments last night and previous comments he has made about Mexicans will result in a more unified Latino message nationwide.

"Getting upset is good because it makes people realize it's not enough to say we are the second largest group," Chacon says.

"We think his remarks are obviously at the very best disrespectful and the very worst insulting and racist," says Puente.

The ultimate reaction to Trump's comments may come on Election Day. Whoever the presidential nominees are, all of them are particularly interested in the Latino vote, especially in those swing states.

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