This is not going to end well for her…
Actress Eva Longoria slammed the “inhumane” actions of President Donald Trump on illegal immigration and said a moral argument on the subject does not change hearts and minds.
Addressing the Latino Summit in Washington D.C., sponsored by Senate Democrats, Longoria said Latinos may have concentrated on open borders moral case, but acknowledged the “argument is not working.”
“I do think we as Hispanics have been focused on the moral imperative — this is inhumane what is happening on the border,” she said. “How we are treating other human beings, it’s just appalling.”
Eva Longoria went on to make the argument frequently made by the Republican Party’s neoliberal wing that more migrant labour is needed for American factories.
“So we need the economic imperative argument, right?” Longoria said. “We cannot deny that we have major industries dependent on immigrant labor. More than agriculture — it’s not just agriculture.”
“I think the truth of the matter is this country does not work without the engine of the immigrant community and the engine of immigrant labor,” she later added.
The 44-year-old former Desperate Housewives star also urged Americans to hold lawmakers accountable “in a loud way.”
“My biggest message is don’t let the media dictate the divides that we have in this country,” she declared.
Longoria is one of the most fervent anti-Trump activists in Hollywood, having associated him recently to Adolf Hitler. Last year, she falsely claimed that the Trump administration’s policies are “attacking her everyday” as a multi-millionaire Hispanic woman.
“As a Latino I’m personally invested because I’m attacked daily by this administration,” Longoria said at the time. “I mean from day one, for them to attack my community and all brown people to be murderers and rapists is a problem.”