Longoria and Vergara are both beautiful women. Hardly resistible. I am sure the money, too, is difficult for them to resist. But their roles are detrimental to Latinas and to society as a whole when they unwittingly play into the narrative of the Latino Threat. As the father of three girls, their message is loud and clear that Latina sexuality is yet another commodity that can be leveraged for fame and fortune. They should be smarter than that.
One of the more demoralizing observations about the immigration debate is the fact that we have an immigration system that has worked relatively well over the last three decades.
It’s a difficult fact to confront, and not a very easy claim to make as a professor who studies Latino politics. But it’s a simple statement to support if you only think about who benefits most from our current immigration system.