Published January 20, 2013
Eva Longoria is once again speaking out on immigration reform.
Sunday on ABC's "This Week" the actress-turned-activist said Republicans have a moral, political and economic duty to compromise on immigration.
Longoria is credited with helping bring Latino support to President Barack Obama. She says everyone should be, quote, "engaged in a level that would affect policy" because "that's how our government is set up."
Latinos voted 7 to 1 for Obama over his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney. Analysts say that while immigration is not the top issue for Latino voters, many were turned off by Republicans' hard-line stance on the issue.
During the GOP primary, Romney touted self-deportation as a solution to the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
In November as President Barack Obama won a second term Longoria took to Twitter to express her thoughts on the tight Presidential race against Governor Mitt Romney.
Longoria, a chair of the Obama campaign, was ecstatic feeling thrilled that her efforts in getting Latinos to vote paid off in “moving the country forward.”
“Me and my friends celebrating! I'm on tears!” she tweeted. She followed it with another tweet congratulating the President for his acceptance speech.
“Amazing speech by @BarackObama re-elected for his 2nd term! America is and can be united for the greater good of all Americans!”
Based on reporting by the Associated Press.