I’m not usually one to care much what a celebrity thinks, but I’m going to briefly comment on Eva Longoria’s statement about immigrants before I get offline for the evening.
Longoria is the national spokesperson for the Padres Contra el Cancer (Parents against Cancer) non-profit organization, and she attended their 9th annual fundraiser gala in Hollywood. She was either asked a question at the event about illegal aliens or just brought it up herself. From FoxNews’ Pop Tarts column.
“The immigration issue is interesting because historically everyone has immigrated, this is a country of immigrants,” Longira said. “So it kind of shocks me that people have such a vile reaction to immigrants when they provide a huge amount of services to our country, and particularly in agriculture.”
Longoria said she “would really love to see immigration reform obviously transpire, but in a way that is obviously fair to people in the country.” But she said health care is more important right now. “One topic at a time, [Obama] can tackle the health care issue, and I completely support him on what he is doing currently, with his options that he wants to provide, and … how he wants to fund it.”
Eva dear, not many on either side of the political spectrum have any issue with legal immigration. Conservatives take issue with those trying to get into the United States illegally and working here illegally. All we really want is for the current laws on the books to be enforced.
For the Obama administration – and yes the Bush administration – that seems to be too much to ask.