Hollywood actresses meet Obama at White House

Last Updated: Apr 30, 2011, 10:45 AM IST

London: Latino actresses Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera have met US President Barack Obama to discuss immigration reform.

Musician Emilio Estefan and his TV star niece Lili were also among the stars who Thursday visited the White House, where Obama stressed his commitment to overhaul the immigration policy, reports contactmusic.com.

After the conference, Longoria revealed that Obama had voiced his support for the Dream Act that would help young immigrants become legal and get an affordable education.

"Obviously we were all disappointed that it didn`t pass. They`re wonderful students. It`s really undebatable that they should be here and continue their education. We need an educated workforce and these kids would be that," said Longoria.

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