Eva Longoria Blasts Mitt Romney For Stance On Dream Act On Twitter (PHOTO)
As Romney courts the Latino vote in Florida this week, Eva Longoria criticized the candidate over an issue dear to the Latino community.
Friday afternoon, the day after a Republican debate in Florida, Longoria tweeted:
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has said on multiple occasions that if elected he would veto the DREAM Act, a bill that would aid undocumented young people and that is heavily supported by the Latino community.
"I've indicated I would veto the DREAM Act if provisions included in that act say that people who were here illegally -- if they go to school here long enough, if they get a degree here -- then they can become permanent residents," Romney said during a GOP debate in South Carolina. "I think that's a mistake."
While Longoria says that 85% of Latinos support the act in her tweet, by some estimates, like those of the Pew Hispanic Center, suggest that upwards of 90% of Latinos are in favor of the legislation.
The bill, which has languished in Congress for nearly a decade despite bipartisan support, would give legal status to some undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, have no criminal record, and either attended college or joined the military.
Although Romney has said that he would consider a bill which would grant legal status based on citizenship, Longoria maintains that 100% of Romney is against the DREAM Act.
She's A Power House
Eva Longoria, side Tina Fey, was named one Hollywood's highest paid TV actresses by Forbes.com, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/09/29/eva-longoria-and-tina-fey_n_986750.html" target="_hplink">according to Huff Post. </a> She earned an estimated $13 million last year.
"My Hispanic heritage means everything to me, it's really who I am and where I come from and I'm very proud to be Mexican-American," <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/13/eva-longoria-interview-for-hispanic-heritage-month_n_1008567.html" target="_hplink"> Eva Longoria told HuffPost Latino Voices in a video interview. </a> "I think Mexican-Americans, which is the culture I come from, have the most amazing work ethic, and I've learned my worked my work ethic from my mother and my father and seeing them work so hard. It's just amazing how hard these people work in the United Stated and all over the world and I think that's a characteristic that I'm really proud of." Here Longoria poses with Congresswoman Hilda Solis at the National Hispanic Foundation For The Arts Annual "Noche de Gala."
A Published Author. (And A Great Cook)
Although her Gabrielle Solis character may not be exactly what you would consider a gourmet, (<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMfNAa2W7SM" target="_hplink">the pine apple upside-down cake episode attest to this</a>), Longoria is said to be <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/09/eva-longoria-cookbook_n_846593.html" target="_hplink">a natural in the kitchen</a>. Earlier this year, she released "Eva's Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends," which include her favorite family recipes. Here, Longaria attends a signing for her book 'Eva's Kitchen' at Barnes and Noble in Los Angeles, California.
As Gabrielle Solis
Eva Longoria is best known for her role as the extroverted, money-driven, (sometimes) devoted friend Gabrielle Solis in the ABC hit Desperate Housewives, in which she has appeared since the series launched in 2004. In this photo, Longoria is seen at the Disney ABC Television Host "Desperate Housewives" Final Season Kick-Off Party at Universal Studios in September 2011. Now that Desperate Housewives is coming to an end, Longoria is turning to new projects, including a number of edgy roles, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/eva-longorias-post-desperate-housewives_n_938868.html" target="_hplink">according to Huff Post.</a>
Longoria is a producer of <a href="http://theharvestfilm.com/" target="_hplink">"The Harvest/La Cosecha: The Children Who Feed America,"</a>, a documentary about the more than 400,000 children in the United States who are torn away from their schools and homes to work as migrant workers with their families, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/17/eva-longoria-on-producing-new-documentary-the-harvest-la-cosecha_n_1016377.html" target="_hplink">according to HuffPost.</a> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/15/latino-celebrities-philanthropists-_n_1095927.html" target="_hplink">Longoria is a big philanthropist.</a> She started a project called, "Padres Contra El Cancer" ("Parents Against Cancer"), a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life of Latino children with cancer and their families. Longoria was awarded the "Latina Visionary and Community Empowerment Award" for her contributions at the 21st National Hispanic Women's Conference, the Hispanic Women's Corporation. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/06/eva-longoria-fires-off-at-newt-gingrich_n_1131989.html" target="_hplink">Longoria recently used Twitter to criticize GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's controversial proposal to employ children as janitors. </a>
Here, Longoria poses in the press room with "Favorite TV Show" Award for Desperate Housewives during the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards. In 2005, <a href="http://www.goldenglobes.org/blog/2005/12/63rd-golden-globe-awards-nominations/" target="_hplink">Longoria was nominated for a Golden Globe for "Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Show-Musical Or Comedy." </a> In 2007, she <a href="http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/awards/nominees/index.jsp?year=2007" target="_hplink">won the People's Choice Award for "Favorite Female TV Star." </a>
Longoria was the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/16/alma-awards-2011-george-lopez_n_965961.html" target="_hplink">oficial host for the 2011 NCLR ALMA awards side George Lopez</a>. The awards were held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California.
She's A Fashionista
Longoria is <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/06/best-dressed-latino-celebrities_n_1132596.html?ref=latino-voices#s520902&title=11_EVA_LONGORIA" target="_hplink">no stranger to fashion.</a> You can always spot the actress on <a href="http://www.fabsugar.com/2011-Golden-Globes-Best-Dressed-13291161" target="_hplink">best dressed lists </a>. She's a fan of clothing designed by celebrity and BFF Victoria Beckham, like this beige dress which <a href="http://candybarbie.com/2011/11/15/style-awards-eva-longoria-in-victoria-beckham/" target="_hplink">she wore to the 2011 Hollywood Style Awards held at Smashbox Studios in West Hollywood.</a>
Longoria who hosted the 2011 MTV European Music Awards, also had a performance side Katy Perry <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/08/mtv-ema-rihanna-miley-cyrus-eva-longoria-parker_n_780199.html#176832" target="_hplink">where the singer ripped of Longoria's skirt </a>.