Salma Hayek - Hayek: 'I Was An Illegal Immigrant'

Mexican actress SALMA HAYEK is set to shock fans after reportedly confessing she entered the United States as an "illegal immigrant".
The Fools Rush In star moved to Los Angeles in the 1990s to pursue her acting dreams, but admits she did not have the proper documents to make her move official.
She reportedly tells Spain's V Magazine, "I was an illegal immigrant in the United States. It was for a small period of time, but I still did it."
Hayek insists she also faced hardship as a Latina woman vying for mainstream roles, adding, "I had to endure the worst time of all in terms of racial discrimination in Hollywood when I first started out. It was inconceivable to American directors and producers that a Mexican woman could have a lead role."


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And I would have deported her too. Her saying this is another veiled way of saying,"come to America and be a success like meeeeeeeee"
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Selma Hayek has a first and last Lebanese name who grew up in Mexico. Shakira is Lebanese who grew up in Columbia. Rima Fakih born in Lebanon of Shiite parents who went 12 years to Catholic schools in Lebanon and the USA.It is about time that the Lebanese woman who were born elsewhere and made a name for themselves be recognized for there achievments. I would like to help make a commerical with these woman to help out the Immigration Naturalization Service.They are ladies that could assist the INS in asking immigrants to come forward and walk them through the process of becoming USA citizens
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Poor Selma. Those racists in America made her a multimillionare. Her boobs probably cost about 5k. I'd say it was a pretty good return on investment. USA is the only country in the world that doesn't secure it's own borders. EVERY other country in the world does including the 3rd world hellhole that Mexico has become. Ask any guatemalan how they are treated on Mexicos southern border. Maybe Selma should have "emmigrated" south to pursue the "guatemalan dream" instead. Nice boobs though!
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Oh no, beautiful women are sneaking in to our country, working hard and having successful careers. From reading some of the comments, this is clearly a terrible thing, and we should spend tens of billions of dollars patrolling 1800 miles of rugged desert and mountains to prevent this.Sure, our schools are begging for money to even buy pens and paper, our deficits are crushing, much of our infrastructure is crumbling, but what we really need to spend money on is preventing people from coming here to pick crops and work in meat packing plants and clean hotel rooms. That's got to be the priority!
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