03/20/2013 09:39 am ET

Latino Celebrities Use Star Power To Push For Immigration Reform

While the “Gang of Eight” Senators continue to meet behind closed doors to debate border security, temporary workers and the economy in hopes of creating a comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform plan, Latino celebrities have gone public in their support of changing current immigration laws.

Hispanic stars have lobbied Congress for a change in legislation, filmed compelling public service announcements, created grassroots campaigns to spread awareness and even penned music with poignant lyrics to tell the personal stories of immigrants across the country. Through their efforts, Latino celebrities have made it clear that there’s no time better than the present to push for an immigration reform deal that would include a comprehensive plan for legal immigration and provide a way for 11 million undocumented immigrants already living in the United States to earn citizenship.

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