Latino celebs support immigration reform

Latino celebs support immigration reform

Latino celebrities are among those voicing support for immigration reform.

Eva Longoria recently was a guest on "This Week" with George Stephanopolous and she spoke about immigrant rights.

“I think the Republicans are going to realize, if they don’t do it because it’s morally imperative, they have to do it because it’s politically imperative,” she said in her Jan. 20 appearance on ABC. “And if they’re not going to do it because it’s politically imperative, they’ve got to do it because it’s economically imperative.  So there’s a lot of gains for everybody, no matter what party affiliation, to get this done and to fix this problem.”

The former Desperate Housewife was a co-chair of President Obama's re-election campaign.

Wilmer Valderrama, former MTV host and star of That 70s Show, recently spoke to Politico about the importance of immigration reform.

"I think it's time to recognize that something was promised in the first term, and I think that we were patiently waiting and now we have given you this opportunity — and I'm talking about the entire administration — to actually take charge and understand that it's a priority to really honor those people that have been here in this country working for this country, as well as providing and producing," Valderrama said.

He also told the political website that he would consider running for political office one day.

Actress Rosario Dawson, who has been active with the Voto Latino project, has been a voice in favor of immigrant rights.

She Tweeted on Tuesday:

‪#immigration‬ reform is around the corner, join me & ‪@votolatino‬ in taking action. Join now: ‪http://www.votolatino.org/imready ‬ ‪#ImReadyVL‬

She is supporting a Voto Latino campaign to create awareness called "I'm Ready for Immigration Reform."

Some people may think celebrities should stay out of politics.

But immigration reform failed in the past because Republicans feared the public did not support it.

But polls show that most Americans want a humane solution.

And if Latino celebrities can help create more awareness, then more power to them.

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