Actress and activist Eva Longoria called for improved access to higher education for young Latinos in the United States, including undocumented immigrants, saying that it is time to find solutions to this matter because "we already know the barriers."

"The barriers have not changed in the last 30 or 40 years, and so we have to stop identifying them; we know what the barriers are, whether they be socio-economic status, immigration, language barriers, financial," Longoria said at a forum in New Orleans.

"We have to begin to see what it is that we're doing well, what it is that Latino men and women are doing to be able to navigate the (educational) system," the actress said.

Longoria reiterated her support for comprehensive immigration reform and said that "the policies have to change" to facilitate access to universities for Latinos, including undocumented students who came to the United States when they were minors.

Those students, known in English as "Dreamers," would benefit from the immigration reform framework approved by the Senate on June 27. EFE