This just goes to show exactly who we have in charge. Obama’s round table for discussing immigration reform doesn’t include Governors of border states. Instead, he’s chosen to consult with the Hollywood elites.
President Obama will meet with Eva Longoria and other “influential Hispanics” Thursday to discuss immigration reform.
The White House said Obama would meet with “influential Hispanics from across the country to discuss the importance of fixing the broken immigration system.” It said the discussion would focus on fostering “a constructive national conversation on this important issue as we work to build a bipartisan consensus in Congress.”
Besides Longoria, the star of “Desperate Housewives,” others invited to the gathering include actresses Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera, Univision hosts Don Francisco and Maria Elena Salinas and Telemundo anchors Vanessa Hauc and Jose Diaz-Balart.
Los Angeles-based Spanish-language radio host Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo will also be attending. Sotelo, who had a contentious interview with Obama last year, is staunchly in favor of immigration reform.
Obama senior advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Plouffe will also attend the meeting along with Melody Barnes, assistant to the president and director of the Domestic Policy Council; and Cecilia Munoz, deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs.
The president is looking to revive immigration reform as a salient political issue as he launches his bid for reelection, despite the fact Congress is unlikely to pass a plan before the 2012 contest.
I’m so relieved that Obama and Eva Longoria are working hard on our national security and making our borders more secure. I feel so much safer. I’ve noticed that every one of these mentioned celebrities are fans of law enforcement when it comes to residuals and royalties- but not so much when it comes to illegal immigration.