“We Didn’t Cross The Border, The Border Crossed Us” Says Mexican American Actress

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Actress Eva Longoria delivers remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Tues. July 26, 2016: Mexican-American Actress Eva Longoria took to the stage of the Democratic Convention 2016 Monday night and had a strong message for Donald Trump: “We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us.”

Citing history, the South Texas-born Longoria reminded delegates and Americans that Texas used to be part of Mexico.

“I’m ninth generation American. My family never crossed the border. The border crossed us,” said the feisty actress to applause.   “So when Donald Trump calls us criminals and rapists, he’s insulting American families.”

“My father is not a criminal or rapist. In fact, he is a United States veteran,” said Longoria, a clear reference to Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant campaign.

The actress insisted the election is very personal to her and said she is with “her” referring of course to Democratic Presidential candidate and soon to be nominee, Hillary Clinton.

 

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