Eva Longoria on immigration reform

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.

6 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Great.  Another Hollyweird lightweight chiming in and displaying her prodigious ignorance.


    As Steve says, it isn't about "immigration", it is about "illegal immigration", or as I like to put it, invasion.   This is a tactic right out of the Democrat playbook: blur the difference between legal and illegal immigration, lumping it all together as "immigration", thus putting critics on the defensive.  And pretty little Eva isn't smart enough to figure it out, but hey, she can read a script on television, so she must be right!  Pardon my sarcasm.


    All we want (and deserve) is what every other country in the world wants, and requires for sovereignty: border control.   One wonders if Ms. Longoria has traveled back to Mexico and complained about their considerably more powerful and effective control of "immigrants"?   Would she be closemouthed if we simply adopted the rules and regulations of her hyphenated homeland?  I think not.   What about all those poor Guatemalans that just want a better life in Mexico?  Should we open the floodgates to all the countries full of people that "just want a better life"; the millions in Africa, the billions in China and India etc?  Aren't they as deserving as the Mexicans and Canadians that can just waltz across our porous borders?


    The best plan is to help them make their Third world countries into a First world countries, not make our country a Third world country.

  2. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    Just for the record: Eva Longoria was born in Corpus Christy, TX. Her parents were married in Brooks County, TX where their parents lived. Perhaps this is all about a US citizen expressing an opininion. And, you don't have to tell me about how naturalized US citizens are still viewed as, I am one of them.

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Well, just for the record, she is listed as a "Mexican-American" and her commentaries, charities and organizational affiliations are all "hispanic/latino", and her commentary speaks for itself.  In volumes.

  4. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    Perhaps you should ask her if she consideres herself American or some hyphenated name. I consider myself American, but REAL Americans like to stick another adjective in front of what I call myself!

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