Salma Hayek: I was an illegal immigrant
December 9th, 2010
04:48 PM ET

Salma Hayek: I was an illegal immigrant

As the illegal immigration debate rages on, one of Hollywood's heavyweights is weighing in with her own experience: Salma Hayek.

The Mexican-born star recounted in the Spanish edition of V magazine the brief period of time when she was an illegal immigrant in the States.

"It was for a small period of time but I still did it," the 44-year-old told the magazine, according to E! News.

E! reports that Hayek was studying acting in 1991 in Los Angeles when her visa expired. Hayek’s rep confirmed the quote to E!, adding that the situation was quickly resolved with Hayek going to Mexico and renewing it.

The “Frida” star, who is now an American citizen, said there were other barriers when she was starting out in Hollywood.

"I had to endure the worst time of all in terms of racial discrimination in Hollywood when I first started out," she told V magazine. "It was inconceivable to American directors and producers that a Mexican woman could have a lead role."

But Hollywood is changing, slowly but surely, Hayek said.

"Hollywood has definitely grown, in embracing the inclusion of Latinos in the world, because, for some time, we didn't exist. We were not part of any stories," she noted.


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  1. Marcel

    What's sad in all this is that not a lot of people realize Mexico treats illegals(from El Salvador, Honduras, etc...) as worse or even more. You can be thrown into jail simply for being illegal. You can't hod a government job if you're in illegal. Is there not a double standard here?

    Salma is a wonderful success story. However, to encounter discrimination when you go to another country isn't that what you expect, whether it is racial or otherwise. What about those "American" actresses of Latin descent whom Salma took roles/jobs from?

    December 14, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. marvelicious

    Many of our government officials have hired illegal aliens to mow their lawns, haul their garbage, and clean their toilets... If only those little children covered by the DREAM act would get their papers through the proper channels, there'd be no problem. No wait, they are CHILDREN...

    December 12, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jesus of Nazareth

    I think the real crime here is that someone as hot as Salma Hayek could have been affected by our current immigration laws. Really can't we amend them to allow stunning women in regardless of country of origin?

    December 11, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dafirstborn

    And the french. All fighting to take over a land they didn't really own.for freedom. So you see we africans didn't cross any borders to steal land from anyone. We were dragged across kicking and screaming. But why do people think illegal means latinoes. You have other people from other countries coming over here from for a better life. We don't even say anything about them. Rember those who hurt us on 9/11. They had student visas.

    December 10, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dafirstborn

    I know some people are calling each other racist. That a dirty word. For one we african americans did not come over on our own. We were kipnapped and loaded on ships and dropped off and sold into four hundred years of slaverly. Then after freedom was won as they say. We helped this country grow, we were inventors, teachers, soliders and whatever they needed of us. The americas were all native americans. Who were. Tricked by the english and spanish.

    December 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sean

    Can a foreigner go to Mexico and get a lead role in a movie? Can this foreigner demonstrate against the Mexican government, criticize their president and ask all the Mexican to change their national language?

    December 10, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RUSH

    Ummm everybody is an illegal when they come here until they take the classes and pass the tests. Silly play on words by CNN as usual.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  8. Oh My!

    @ Benoit you're right on point with the break down of the English language......soooooo true but some of the comments is a little harsh and degrading but in some of the comments are justified take the proper steps and become an American citizen and thats directed to all that's here unauthorized!!!!

    December 10, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  9. mok

    at least she's hot but otherwise /yawn

    December 10, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. charles

    I am glad Salma has come forth with her story however I do not think that it represents the plight of the typical illegal immigrant in that for many it is not simply a matter of getting a visa extention or renewal. Most are here illegally because ignorance of laws and the urgency of providing for their families basically.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. sven

    i think all the white racist trash who cant spell and post here need to be deported....their low IQ should be a removable offense

    December 10, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  12. sven

    to ya'll hibilly rednecks out there....salma has accomplished more in about one year of her life than you all will in a lifetime.....so remember that as u spend those hours working at arby's

    December 10, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  13. jason

    What a crock! Illegal aliens need to be deported, not encouraged. Illegals are a horrible virus on this country that is slowing strangling us. They feast off our social aid programs without contributing, fill up our jails and basically just take take take.

    And no, I'm not just talking about hispanic illegals, although they do make up the vast majority of the demographic.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  14. j

    Too bad she didn't take a class in speaking English during that time too. I can't bear to watch and listen to her mangle the language. She makes pretty of cash here so learn the language.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  15. sarahshallhorn

    Catholic family oriented people who want to work! What is the problem?

    December 10, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  16. I.Bandusa

    Well said Vanessa ,USA is the best place to be ,so lets make the world USA like .. anyway my IQ is enbarrassing and my english is crapy , so all i have to say to you all is HATE NOT .:) SALMA LOVE ME BACK :)

    December 10, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  17. Papi

    Her visa had expired but not her status. There is a big, big difference. The visa stamp is only so you can get into the country but you need to maintain your status so you can be legal (not your visa!). If your visa expires you still can stay in the country and be legal, you just can't travel outside the states. If she was illegal even for a day, there will be no way for her to go back and get a visa. CNN get your facts straight!

    December 10, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  18. Maria

    I came to Californian when i was ten years old–illegally. I did not want to leave our family in Mexico, but my mother brought my siblings and me here anyway. At that time I did not know that what we were doing was wrong. All I knew was that we were leaving or family behind. My mother hired an attorney who would help us become legal, but I was denied due to the fact that I was now 18 years old and no longer eligible. I was getting ready to graduate from HS, had applied and been accepted to many colleges, but I was not able to go due to my illegal status. I thought of going back to Mexico, but my life was now here. Who would I live with? What was I going to do?

    I stayed in the country illegally for a few more years, working under the table cleaning homes, as a dishwasher at a restaurant, baby-sitting, picking fruit in the fields, I did anything that I need to do to support myself. Then I got married, applied for and was finally granted legal residency. I started to work and decided to start taking night classes at my local community college. After many years of night classes, I finally earned my degree, I was able to get a great job, I purchased my own home, I file and pay my taxes every year, and I am a law abiding citizen. My three younger sisters were able to go to college, earn their degrees, and two of them are now small business owners with 10+ employees. My brother is currently serving in the US Army; and the baby of the family, who was born in this country, is currently in graduate school.

    I am now a US citizen. My family represents the American dream. We proved that with hard work, strong family values and faith in ourselves, we could achieve anything. I am grateful for all that this country has offered my family and millions of others who come here in search for a better life.

    December 10, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
    • muhrvis

      Congratulations, you should be proud of yourself for your hard work and perseverance. Take care.

      December 12, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  19. birdi

    Indians and Mexicans were here 1st before white so maybe you are the ones that need to go back to your country

    December 10, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  20. mkat

    I don't see the big deal here. Her visa expired and she got it renewed....I don't think any reasonable person has a problem with someone that does that. But let's not act like she was some rags to riches illegal story. Let's not pretend she was working her way through school working at a sweatshop. She comes from a very wealthy family that had connections in the entertainment industry and government, etc. She didn't suffer any hardship. Her visa expired and she renewed it....NON-STORY!

    December 10, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  21. Stephen

    People who make stupid racist comments need to look in mirror. What horrible people.

    December 10, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  22. woodie

    My problem is not with illegals. My problem is with businesses selling out American jobs to cheap foreign laborers. They say unemployment is running 10%, and I see my business has about 10% foreign workers at all levels of pay.

    December 10, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  23. James

    God all you americans care about is the past and where someones from, your government is essentially a massive corporation, if mexico wasn`t bringing something potentially beneficial to the U.S.A these talks would not be happening. your country is not interested in charity considering your current economic state. so yeah get bent and buy canadian lol

    December 10, 2010 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  24. cassie malone

    it comes down to this. illegal is illegal. no matter nationality. there is a legal way to go about things. it doesn't matter if it takes 2 days or 30 years. its still the legal way. as for the "english is a hard to learn" issue... every language is difficult. especially when you make no effort. you may think it has no effect on others but it does. from the over crowding in classrooms which is hurting education enough to the fact that half those students don't speak the same language so the teacher is stuck trying to get it across to 2 groups of students and ends up teaching less. property values, poverty levels, more people means more waste, trash, crime, health issues... as far as jobs go, i will admit that hispanics usually have a great work ethic. if americans want jobs they could find them. maybe not their dream job. but a job. but they would rather milk the system which is just as bad. any way you look at it, no matter your opinion, there is a right, respectable way to go about things. wrong is wrong.

    December 10, 2010 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  25. Ron

    Wow I'm glad CNN found this illegal immigrant for 19 years ago. I can sleep better now.Oh go find the other Millions of illegals out there and report them in 19 years.

    December 10, 2010 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  26. Ron

    Wow I'm glad CNN found this illegal immigrant for 19 yers ago. I can sleep better now.Oh go find the other Millions of illegals out there and report them in 19 years.

    December 10, 2010 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  27. Ron

    Wow I'm glad CNN found this illegal immigrant for 19 yeras ago. I can sleep better now.Oh go find the other Millions of illegals out there and report them in 19 years.

    December 10, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  28. Hammer

    I just took a massive dump in the chitter here at the office. Some even dribbled on the seat.

    Could someone please let salma and her mexicano buddies know that they can go ahead and clean that up?? After that my yard needs mowing.

    Ever notice that wahen Medicaid have a kid 20 of them bring home 6 2x4s and a piece of drywall to put up a extra room?

    Haha unskilled labor at best

    December 10, 2010 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  29. Tom

    Illegal or not, Salma Hayak can cross my border anytime!

    December 10, 2010 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  30. johnny

    All illegal should be sent back to where there from. thats way our country is in bad shape. mexican=welfare. go home.

    December 10, 2010 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  31. Appauled

    I cant believe how hypocritical half the people r on this page. especially the white racists and other racists posts on here. 1st of all.whites complain how illegals dont deserve to be here? so what About whites? lets look back at the hisotry books when the 'whites' took this land from the native americans and mexicans over 200 years ago? what do u say about that? im just annoyed how ppl have misconceptions about other races because they think theyre superior to those? i read someones comment saying that all latinos look alike? really? so what about all whites? with there uncurved bodies, flat ass, flat chest, blonde hair, long pointy noses, and pale skins, bulemic and anorexic bods?
    doesnt seem nice right? so stop hating and love ppl love!! we dont accomplish annything with prejudice and stereotype comments. half the ppl here are weenies that wouldnt even dare to say it infront of other ppls faces, so grow up! mayb that way we will avoid, wars, crime, gangs, violenece

    December 10, 2010 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  32. Jimm

    It's a shame that mostly white Americans try to scapegoat Mexicans for there own problems and short comings even though they eat the food harvested by the hands of hard working, decent Mexicans and other ethinicities. Mexicans and other races have tremendously helped build defend this nation we call the US. So stop picking on

    December 10, 2010 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
  33. Kee

    it's a race issue because for some reason people hear immigrant and automatically its a Mexican or West Indian basically Hispanics and blacks why not a Canadian or Russian or Australian or any other nationality where the citizens have pale white skin and blue or green eyes just like all black men are criminals and the women are on welfare and live in ghettos oh wait don't forget all Muslims are terrorists and every other stereo type that was created to keep our beautiful world we live in segregated.controversial and stagnant how about some real issues like pollution,climate change and clean energy

    December 10, 2010 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
  34. Jcchitown

    Weeeeeeee,weeeeeeee,weeeeeeeee,weeeeeeeeee, max! MAXWELL YOU'RE HOME!!!! oh cool! Thanks ms A! Lol ok let's just review history for a sec. Who invated who long time ago? mexico's half territory was taking away by the U.S.A. IT WAS MEXICO BEFORE,IS STILL MEXICO TODAY! LIVE WITH IT YOU IGNORANT RACIST PEOPLE!!!

    December 10, 2010 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  35. Jimm

    For those that are infuriated when others speak Spanish or any other language other than English: do your research and face the reality and fact that the US has no "official" language! We have a common language but no official language. So everyone has the right to speak whatever language they please! Get over it and educate yourselves for those that whine and b@%#! When others speak Spanish or another language in their presence

    December 10, 2010 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  36. Tommy

    Am I the only one who clicked on this article hoping for a nice pic of Salma's rack???

    December 10, 2010 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  37. birdi

    All of you are a bunch of caca faces

    December 10, 2010 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  38. birdi

    Miguel is a "HATER" and its publicity not PA

    December 10, 2010 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  39. miguel

    she was never illegal at all she is saying it like if she is like all of us mexicans who cant get a visa to come to the US who dont have the money to get our papers to make ourselfs residents she used this as a way to get pablicity which just isnt RIGHT i know how hard it is to become a US CITIZEN it took me 18 years to do it she did it like it was nothing

    December 10, 2010 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  40. lou

    White people just want to tap her ass..devoure the ranchera. Once consumed, they'll send her back

    December 10, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  41. birdi

    Oh and iam "puro mexicano" as well VIVA MEXICO

    December 10, 2010 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  42. birdi

    Who cares she is so hot and so is her accent

    December 10, 2010 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
  43. charly

    Guys. You like or not we are living in the same land and I ensure you that nobody is going out even illegals. So we should work together for this great country

    December 10, 2010 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  44. D Martinez

    I love Salma Hayek and yes Salma is correct that Hollywood is "racist". No Salma didn't say the word racist but I am saying it cause America is racist. Let's go way back to the slaughter of Native Americans who were here before anyone else!!! And now let's fast forward to slavery and the injustice of the Black man and woman as slaves and now the racial discrimination against Latinos. But every dog has its day, and America will reap what it sowed!!!!

    December 10, 2010 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  45. a r

    All I know it was immigrant who help to build this country legal or not so they deserve a chance

    December 10, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  46. HMMMMM

    Are you really surprised by some of these comments by these white people? These are people who owned slaves for heavens sake. These are people who started to hide under white robes. These are people who like to complain and complain and use mexicans to blame for their problems. Don't worry soon enough white people will be the minority and then let's see what they have to say then!

    December 10, 2010 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
    • huh

      Slaves...? Really? You are really reaching on that one. In case you were unaware whites were not the only ones who owned or sold slaves.

      December 10, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Don

    So, the moral of this story is what? That it's okay to be an illegal if you become a famous movie star? Give me a break.

    December 10, 2010 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  48. Fr33th1nk3r

    Sorry, Salma, boob size does not make you exempt from following the law and facing the penalties for not doing so. If you were here illegally, that makes you a lawbreaker and a criminal in our country (we already know Mexico assesses criminality a little bit....different...than other developed nations).

    December 10, 2010 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  49. jon washburn

    Illegal is illegal! when i break the law! i go to jail! why should it be differant for anyone else. They are not unregistered citizans! Thats like saying drug dealer are unregisterd pharmisist!

    December 10, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  50. Illegal Alien Report

    I'm against the DREAM Act as much as any American should be who does not have any family members, friends, or valuable business associates that are illegal alien and I applaud Salma Hayak for her honesty. She was here illegally when her visa expired, went home, renewed it, and came back. Its a model for all illegal aliens to follow.

    December 10, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  51. Niclas

    You sound like a reverse racist aka la razza supporter.

    December 10, 2010 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  52. lolA

    i was brought here illegally from mex when i was 5 my parents worked hard my dad had two jobs with low pay one paid $4 an hr and my mom worked for years in the same place with no raise min wage but they were thankful because they did it for us so we could have everything like fóod róof over our heads shoes i thank god for them for giving me an opportunity to live my dreams now 20 yrs later im happily married and a US citizen thanks to my husband I just cant imagine living in Mex with all the drug cartels and murders and bandalism its scary i say give all the illegals here a chance they are humans dnt forget just trying to feed their fam put yourselves in their shoes what would you do if your kids were starving if they ran risk of getting killed woulnt you do anything in your power to escape to the land of opportunities where you could provide a better life that' s what my fam did for me they knew that across the border layed a chance to live rather than parish and seized the opportunity i was too small to ch

    December 10, 2010 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  53. Vanessa Mendez

    I love Salma H. and to me is a example to follow.
    Wushing all good things to beaty, cutie, elegant Salma.e

    December 10, 2010 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  54. Vanessa Mendez

    I love Salma H. and to me is a example to follow.
    Wushing all good things to beaty, cutie, elegant Salma.

    December 10, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Watch me don't watch tv

      I'd like to add that life is easier if we help eachother. Sometimes we have to admit that are ancestors made mistakes by causing wars, instead they should have talked it out without having to kill. One hand washes another. It is what it is but we should all move on and as a white legal citizen I hope the native Americans could forgive u's and at least have USA peace since we don't have world peace yet. It starts with u's and good care is contagious. Also I did not say Salma Hayek has an IQ of 144, instead I did mention that my IQ score is indeed 144. Take care and pray for a better tomorrow!

      December 10, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  55. ray

    Great is he in u than he that in the world. God love

    December 10, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  56. Offof20

    It doesn't matter how long she was an illegal or if she was a student with a visa. She did the right thing, by going back & correcting the problem. I understand her frustration of being discriminated against. I am a caucasion white American citizen & I am still discriminated against. It's very difficult finding the right career, or in her situation – her acting roles, just by being a woman. It isn't easy, no matter what your race or status, in life. She came from a good background. Her family was well established, but she still had to go through fire & get to where she is today. I say good for her! She has more than beauty & brains. She has character. Thank you for sharing your story with us Salma. You are an inspiration. Good night to everyone else.

    December 10, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  57. mamasmiley

    As a peaceful and moral person, I find these hateful comments to be disturbing. I have my own opinions on legal citizenship but I don't need to get into that. What some people need to know is that us "white trash" folk of this generation had nothing to do with any politics or takeover of Mexico... so I find that just as offensive as some Hispanics might find these racially-hateful comments. I think everyone's being ignorant here, and it's really immature... if you can't change it, don't complain.

    December 10, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  58. Maggie Sue

    Name*Bronco 07; we want to help u. This is for ur husband. Tell him dont delay and fill the aplication, he will have the job as soon as he get there to work. He need to mean it, though! http://www.takeourjobs.org
    Yoy're welcome! I just want to help, and this is what ur husband need; a job.

    December 10, 2010 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  59. Maggie Sue

    Can somebody explain to me why the Spanish-speakers illegals that cross the borders r the only one mentioned in this kind of blogs, and not a single English-, Polish-, French or German- (etc, etc) speaker illegal that initially came in an airplane with a turism, work or temporary VISA, and then stay living in here, without legal papers?

    December 10, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  60. Always*Moving

    I love reading all the hate comments on hispanics... it makes me appreciate my beautiful home, family, 2 cars, and my savings account. Did i mention I was Mexican.

    December 10, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  61. jlo

    Well first of all it is sad to hear peploe like you comment on such terms.see if you where to read and learn you would not be making stupid comments.what is now the USA that is all of the southwest belong to MEXICO.It was you white trash that invaded my country illigally and to top it off you all where classified by mexico army TERROIST. That is why mexico kill all the stupid "Texans" at that time. You white trash who has nomorals where the illegals in every aspect.This is the reson why USA and Mexico will never be friends. You white trash were the first terrorist in the new land.I hate idiots like you. You have no education that's why your country is now own by china.Instead of cring about things find a solution because the chinies are taking over dum asssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 10, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  62. PrincessPA5

    Salma is beautiful & seems to be kind hearted...saying she has a higher IQ than most of the people on here is hilarious though...I have house plants with higher IQs than some of these people. :)

    December 10, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  63. 123ignorantes

    If many didn't know a lot of illegals pay their taxes every year with a number the goverment gives them so technucally the usa knows every illegal immigrant living here but all they want is money n bye the wat if u ask any illegal immigrant that lived more than 10yrs in their country what they would do after getting their citizenship they would tell u :make some money to go back to my beautiful country

    December 10, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  64. jorge juan gonzalez gomez pepa

    Who cares? Is this seriously news bro?

    December 10, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  65. EDDY

    ALL U PACKERS PLS.DONT DRINK TEQUILA U ALL DON'T DESERVE IT PATRON W LEMON YUM YUM

    December 10, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  66. Muse

    Illegal for 2 hours? What a badass...

    December 10, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  67. infinitidoug

    Here's the thing though, she made the effort to become a legal citizen in the first place in addition to voluntarily reestablish her citizenship when it expired. So in a sense, her situation was never the same illegal immigration thing we are facing now

    December 10, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  68. majka

    I am not sure why am I here. Was passing this door to get to my class. What is all shoutting about?

    December 10, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  69. majka

    I am not why I here. Was passing this door to get to my class. What is all shoutting about?

    December 10, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  70. JO

    As Americans we need to stop and remember that we all have a history. Our ancesters were from every where. So to say we are Americans, we are really saying we started from some place else. If the Native Americans and the Spanish had know then what they know now, they would have kicked us out. And we do not speak english. Just ask anyone from England. We butchered that language years ago.

    December 10, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  71. Nancy

    She made it big in Hollywood because she's beautiful. And she's ambiguous enough that she can pass for just about any ethnicity. If you didn't know she was Mexican, you probably wouldn't guess it.

    December 10, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  72. Godsmack Rules

    By the way...I'm a white female and I'm not jealous. I don't have any problems meeting men or making friends. I'll take her any day than the Palins.

    December 10, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  73. carolina

    Most of you dont know a thing about illegal immigrants. Keep talking your crap, but until you've walked in the shoes of someone who is here illegally, you sound like ignorant red neck republicans. Most illegal immigrants are trying to become legal! If they stay in their country and try to become legal: A) their country gov delays the process or B) the gov shuts it down completely. All in all it can be a process that takes up to 10 years just to become a permanent resident. so if ya dont know, now ya know. so shuuut up about illegal immigration unless ur trying to help out!

    December 10, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  74. Debrad.

    One positive aspect is she doesn't appear to have a moustache-wasn't ricky ricardo an alien too?-yea-i'm a country girl and besides my own gardens grown on humboldt coast-i picked lettuce in the fields for a living as well-paid the bills-happy holidays to all-

    December 9, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Godsmack Rules

    Who is she? Now i have to google her.

    December 9, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  76. dah...

    Maybe one of the racists here his grandparent was an irish criminal flee to hide in the US ...

    December 9, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  77. ivy

    now, it's time a celebrity who applied for immigration LEGALLY should speak up. news like these encourage illegal immigration.

    December 9, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  78. dexter

    She had tough time settling down here, dnt knw hw many couches...bt indeed good job in frida...btw she is yummy taco...

    December 9, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  79. sjm

    Well boo hoo! Visa expired and you renewed it! That is just retarded. Nobody cares about the 2 days late you were to renew your visa. It belittles the real problems that immigrants have here. I don't understand the point of this article.

    December 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Offof20

    Codyfoster&co: If my recollection is correct; Jesus spoke Hebrew, as well as other languages.

    December 9, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  81. JustObvious

    In 1492, Christopher Columbus arrives in the New World. Failing to file his work visa he becomes the first illegal immigrant.

    December 9, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mandy

      Exactly..we were the immigrants that stole their land as well as the native americans land yet we think we r above them for some reason. Im white and cant wait until the latinos take over!!

      December 10, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  82. dafirstborn

    You keep talking about illegals being from mexico. There are other poeple who come over illegally. How many stores are. Owned by people from india, pakastain, iran, asia and other countries, get a visa and a grant to use to buy a store or a crappy hotel. At lease the latinos would fix it up and make it look nice. But you know back n the sixties we afro-americans were the low class. I speak two languages.and learning two more. I speak english and spanish, I would like to speak french and portguese.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Offof20

    For those who are to busy disgracing your ancestor's &/or your families with your fowl word's & embarrassing comments. Remember, once it is out there; it is out there. You can't take it back. When that time comes for you to see those who made it possible for you to be where you are today; what will you say to them? Nice rack or my bad. Humiliation is a curable disease. Let's start cleaning up our word's & our action's toward's one another. That's the least we can do for those who came b4 us. Honor them, as they honored us. Look @ all our ancestors did, for us. Now you wish to dishonor them with your fowl mouths & actions. What a disgrace to all of us. Are you really that shallow? God help you. God help us all.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  84. bigc

    cant belive how people cry about mexican. i dont c a mexican asking for food at a corner i c them trying to make money for food. mexicans find a way to live n not sit at home n collect unemployment.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  85. michele

    And as for the native im would personally like to say yes your the only one on here who should be able to speak and say how sorry i am for what my ppl did to yours. granted i wasnt born or even thought of yet but it makes me very sad to know how awful my ppl were to yours. even after all the help you gave to us.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  86. heal the world

    HATER! Selma is definately a 'heavyweight' in ALL aspects, turn on the tv, surf the web, walk your local mall or grocery store & you will find that 'english' is not the 'norm' any more, change is here & fortunately people that think like you are now the 'minority' ...oh yeah, like i said before: HATERZ!! :)

    December 9, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  87. michele

    Ok first of all i would like to say that english is a hard language to learn. i was born and raised in the capital of new york and my english isnt all that great. second english isnt the hardest language to learn hungarian is. its a proven fact. i am teaching myself to learn gaelic and its tough. I give credit to where its earned.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  88. GuestColin

    If all illegal immigrants looked like her, I would personally lay down the asphalt for the road leading them into this country and to my front door.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Ashley

    You Native American on Reservation! You are the only one with the rigth to speak your mind about ilegal immigration. As for the rest of you thanks Ihad fun reading your comments lol

    December 9, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  90. amy

    ya kno? its sad that americans think the way they do. mexicans r NOT the only illegals here. but no matter they work harder then any american i have seen. sorry but truth hurts. just think we were not from here originally either. WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS. face the facts idiots. just because we were born here dosent mean s***. oh and i agree 100% with what mike said

    December 9, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  91. shaqfuage

    What's wrong with Mexicans? I think we should all own one.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  92. the joker

    Send batman to protect the border

    December 9, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  93. shaqfuage

    Close all the Borders!

    December 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Pat

    I hope she didn't lie on her application about this "illegal" period when she became a US citizen. Lying on your application can get you deported and the citizenship revoked.

    December 9, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  95. 19 with more sense than half of you...

    I really hope you all are not over the age of 20! If so, you should be ashamed of yourselves!!!

    December 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Nancy

    Goodness stop hating.......she's a great actress so what if she has an accent? So does Arnold Schwarzenegger and he is governor of California.

    December 9, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  97. mejazzbo

    Join the crowd. There are millions. I hope this admission sells you some movie tickets. It's not like you are a revolutionary.

    December 9, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Larri

    Who cares it's so funny how these celeb really think we care about their story it's like that whole twitter thing you have to be pretty self-centered to think people want to know what ur doing all day. I'm a father and an educator I have a bigger impact on the world in one day than these bafoons have in a lifetime

    December 9, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  99. natasha

    All these people r ful of crap. If u want to see a real illegal immigrants look AT ALL THR WHITE PEOPLE CUZ U WERE THE FIRST ILLEGALS HERE I DOUBT THE NATIVE AMERICANS GAVE U AN INVITATION TO COME HERE PLUS PARS OF THE US WERE A PART OF
    MEXICO FIRST MAYBE SOME OF I SHOULD PICK UP A BOOK

    December 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Native on reservation

    I'm a native american. I was born and raised in the forced poverty of a reservation.

    Here's an idea- why don't you ALL get out? Oh but your ancestors massacred our ancestors, so that's different.

    December 9, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • co in co

      This is the best comment on this vine. Thank you for the reality check/reminder...I'm done reading this crap...not wasting another minute. How can you continue this discussion about the illegal encroachment of our land when we have left the ORIGINAL americans, the native americans, in a place so lacking respect and acknowledgement that a proud group of humans are still, in 2010, left scarred and attempting to heal on small parcels of land assigned to them by murderers and thieves. As soon as they start returning at least a small portion of land to its original caretakers, thats when this discussion should proceed. And...the border

      December 10, 2010 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  101. Reality

    How many Americans would be able to pick the 3 out of 5 Latinos that are legal if they were standing side by side? What would a piece of paper do? How would that make a difference? What a bunch of closed minded, racist morons.

    December 9, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  102. carlene

    No need to flaunt your 9 languages in my face you know. I also speak 2 languages and its english and sacrasm. Is that how its spelleded?? LOL

    December 9, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Winner

    Salma should count as 2 illegal immigrants if you know what I mean.

    Because she has two big breasts.

    They're really big.

    In fact they're so big they should be ILLEGAL.

    December 9, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  104. rak

    She is Wealthy, More than the Poor People who are posting Stupid Comments. Its funny that the United States is full of hate when they are on Mexica Territory. Besides, the US is nothing to be proud of! I wish I were from Mexico, a country full history and beautiful people

    December 9, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  105. RJD

    To Leslie: Salma Hayek produces the TV sitcom "Ugly Betty". I think that and other things she's into makes her a heavy-weight.

    December 9, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Reality

    How many Americans reside in Mexico, Argentina, Spain etc? English is NOT easy to learn. They are not taking our jobs, they are given our jobs cause they work harder for less and without benefits. If you only knew how poor these countries are, and see why people risk their lives for a better future for their families, then maybe there would be some compassion. One out of a hundred Americans would survive in crossing the border. How many lazy Americans are out there? If there is anyone in the US that thinks they could halt it and kick em all out then you need to run for president but until then, face reality, deal with it. Get off your ass and high horse and do for you. Dont worry about what others do as its not your problem!

    December 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  107. albee

    Salma is famous, rich, married to a millionaire, and LATINA..so, yeah I think I made my point..

    December 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Watch me don't watch tv

    She's a beautiful actress and she's good at it. Stop hating and get on with your life she's not paying your bills nor the other celebrities. They are in it fr the money and God blessed ten all and He blessed you too just don't hate for no reason. We are all human some smarter than others because some are less lazy than others. Put it this way I speak 5 languages; Italian, Spanish, English, Albanian and montenegrian. Does that make me better than you I don't think so. I have an iq score of 144 still does not matter we are all the same! Please people work hard and hate less!

    December 9, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Omega Man Colorado

    Really? a temporarily expired student visa (I am guessing) which was quickly resolved hardly makes her an 'illegal immigrant'.... I can't believe I wasted the 45 seconds to read this piece of 'journalism' and am now wasting more time venting about it. Either way, she is incredibly talented and beautiful and fierce and one of my favorite actresses.

    December 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  110. oyinju

    lol@ salma! As an international student, your visa doesn't have to be valid as long as you are still in status as a student. So technically she was not an illegal immigrant.

    December 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  111. joe

    Omg really, our country is in debt were falling behind in technology, medicine, business, envirorment control and just about everything else and we chose to argue over salma instead of something with more importantance. bordor control is one thing butt salma is an actress good , bad , hot doesnt matter.

    December 9, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  112. S. Deem

    R/G Salma situation, in a way: why is it wrong to have "illegal immigration", but ok to use tax dollars for"legal immigrants" to start businesses, sometimes tax free, while my husband is unemployed?

    December 9, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*Bronco07

      Tell your husband to go pick fruit or cotton! Don't blame other people from his shortcomings. Boo hoo there are immigrants doing crappy work nobody wants and my husband can't get a job. You're in that situation because of your heart. You make your life what it is!

      December 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • mogwai

      I guess the first thing you should do is purchase a dictionary (or go to the library, since your husband is unemployed) and look up legal and illegal. Once complete return here and let us know what you learned.

      December 10, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
    • another voice

      Name*Bronco07, by that logic we shouldn't allow illegals to live in america or care about them and their terrible situations because, as you said, "your life is what you make it." So you can't have it both ways, you can't say we have to help out illegal immigrants and screw over Americans just because of their situation. That's called flip flopping and being a hypocrite. Something needs to be done about the immigration issue, and allowing illegals to stay and mooch off the system is not the answer.

      December 10, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  113. carlene

    Lmao. ya'll a funny bunch.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  114. MelShak

    this is so amusing its high school all over again. thank u all 4 great read.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Nancy Emerick

    Guess what everyone! FACE the fact in everyones shadow, there is an other nationality! Americans were made from ALL walks of LIFE around our world. Thank You.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  116. john bonham

    She floated over with that inflated rack of sopapillas

    December 9, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  117. john bonham

    She floated over with that inflated rack of soapillas

    December 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  118. MelShak

    Least it's not Rick Sanchez.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Enrique

    Selma has some nerve comparing her situation to other illegals.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Christi Emerson

    I applaud Miss Hayak for doing the right thing. She aknowledged her mistake and corrected it. So many other illegals just stay here hoping that we will ignore their status. If all illegals could follow Miss Hayek's example, our country would be a much better place.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • beck

      She acknowledged it 20 years too late.... She sucks and should be deported out of principle... I

      December 12, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  121. harpman

    What is it about the term "illegal" that you people don't understand. If the majority of the American people want to open the borders to all ( or just the beautiful), they should change the law.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • mogwai

      You have no idea what you are asking for! Open the border, you say? This country would not last more than 2-3 years. The general public thinks things are bad now, open borders is not even remotely the right answer.

      December 10, 2010 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  122. MelShak

    that shut them up

    December 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Off of 20

    Oh Rusty, Rusty. Why would a beautiful lady wish to be with someone like you; when she can stay with the billionaire she is engaged too. (maybe they are married by now). She has a beautiful child & has been doing amazing things with her life. Have you seen the 20/20 piece she did? She is trying to help people not cut them down. All of you could learn a thing or two about humanity, if you were all willing to shut up & listen. She is a very intellegent woman who speaks 5 languages, was willing to breast feed an infant who lost it's mother from aids, & has an IQ higher than most who have posted on here. Get a clue. She is more than you will ever be.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  124. MelShak

    Latinos r damn good in business bro, generally speaking.South Florida.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  125. MelShak

    ditto

    December 9, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Bella

    No english but have men drooling...Ah Salma, u go girl!

    December 9, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  127. MelShak

    cheefsfury,ur great. wellrounded.luv it.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  128. A

    She could not get a lead role, because she was a Mexican? No kidding! Did she want to play agent Salt?

    December 9, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Bella

    The point is America is the land of opportunity 4 every1. Even being an illegal for just 2 months or 2 years, u have that fear of being sent back. She got it fixed and married a rich guy. Isnt that the American dream? Lol

    December 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Terri

    Did she swim over?

    December 9, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Mike fischer

    Salma is a simple case. And so she should Not speak at all on this matter.the writer used her as a publicity stunt/ and to get her name as well as his out there on a very touchy, serious problem. They should have both skipped this. It was stupid

    December 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  132. DC

    I bet all the people who said something bad about Salma are white people and jealous

    December 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  133. DC

    I bet all the people who said something about Salma are white people and jealous

    December 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  134. ang

    Some of the comments are hilarious.Still Salma Hayek is smart and hot.

    December 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  135. wendell phillips

    Ah yes, learn Spanish. The language of the have nots! Good idea

    December 9, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • bitnar

      Spanish the language of the "have nots"?????!!!!!! Who the heck do you think you are!

      December 9, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • mexican haves

      Richest man on earth is Mexican. Spaniards, many South Americans, and others have considerable options to make money. Read a book.

      December 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  136. shannon

    My grandparents are legal and they speak no english! I speak 3 languages. And my children are learning spanish! Some adults choose to comment on things they only know half about. So unless you are flawless in every way, dont knock others!

    December 9, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  137. huh

    Racist haters!!!!

    December 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  138. KELLY456

    without that rack they would throw her out !!!!!

    December 9, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Julian Assange

    She looks like every other Latina....she is hot but nothing special. They all look the same when the lights are off.

    December 9, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  140. IZZY

    SHE IS NOT A HEAVYWEIGHT, THE REAL HEAVYWEIGHT WAS ANTHONY QUINN(ANTONIO REINA) SO DNT SAY WAT U DNT EVEN KNOW WAT U TALKING BOUT!

    December 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Flagguy

      Thank you for proving that the American education system is still the best in the world.

      December 9, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  141. dave

    Salma's English is fine. It is not an easy language to learn.

    December 9, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Syam

      I guess you don't know any other language other than English. English is the easiest language to learn and converse in.

      December 9, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Benoit

      English is by far one of the more difficult languages to learn. It is a pigeon language (meaning it is the combination of other languages) i.e. Anglo Saxon, German, Norman French, Celtic, Old Norse, Greek, Latin, etc. There are so many things in our language that don't make sense. It is pretty ignorant to say English is "Easy"
      Here are a few examples of how NOT EASY english is.
      One Mouse, Two Mice, One House, NOT Two Hice.
      One Goose, Two Geese, One Moose, NOT Two MEESE
      Don't get me started on that whole i before e business.
      Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend?
      When the stars are out, they are visible,
      When the lights are out, they are invisible.
      If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught?
      If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
      C’mon, let’s polish the Polish furniture.
      The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
      Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
      How can ‘A Slim Chance’ and ‘A Fat Chance’ be the same?
      How can ‘You’re so cool’ and ‘You’re not so hot’ be different?
      Why are ‘A Wise man’ and ‘A Wise guy’ opposites?
      A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
      The bandage was wound around the wound.
      I did not object to the object.

      December 9, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  142. IZZY

    SHE IS NOT AN ILLEGAL, N IF SHE WAS SHE HAD THE CHANCE TO GO BCK N FIX IT,NOT LIKE SOME OF US,10YRS N STILL TRYING TO FIX IT,N SHE DIDNT SUFFER LIKE A REAL ILLEGAL,GOT IT!

    December 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Julian Assange

    Free my Avatar from jail!!

    December 9, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  144. ms

    We all belong to this World lets get along we come to get a better life you be thankful you you made at this side of the border

    December 9, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • mogwai

      There is nothing wrong with wanting a better life, and no one would fault you for trying to achieve it. The problem lies in the fact that illegal's think the want out-weighs the necessity to follow the rules. If an American went to Mexico in an illegal manner, what do you think would happen to him/her?

      December 10, 2010 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  145. Julian Assange

    I have damaging information on Selma I will release to the world unless I am chartered a private flight to the moon with Lance Bass.

    December 9, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  146. missv

    Go Salma!! we are very proud of you

    December 9, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Kat

    No sweetness, you couldn't get a lead role because your not a good acress, nothing to do with your nationality.

    December 9, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Kat, what do you mean Hayek is "not a good actress"? Did you see her as the lead role in the movie "Frida"? That was a powerful movie that I've used as a teaching aid in some of my college classes on art history.

      December 9, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      Oh! Jack...you have such low standards

      December 9, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • k ass

      jack supposed to criticize jim but has done it to himself instead. FUNNY STUFFid.

      December 10, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  148. vivi

    it sounds like u r all a bunch of stupid rednecks.

    December 9, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  149. cheefsfury

    THEY TOOK ERR JOBS

    December 9, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      What jobs? Picking fruits and veggies in the fields for minimum wage. Janitorial work. Honestly, I doubt anyone of you wanna do that especially in the summer when it gets upwards 100 degrees.

      December 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Will

      Mocking the 10% of Americans who are unemployed, as well as 15% who are underemployed (according to official statistics), is funny and clever. Congratulations.

      December 9, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Mike

      Here are some good alternatives to coming hiring illegals for $3/hour

      1. Hire a resident for $10/hour or whatever is reasonable (and yes, with 10% unemployment, people will work for this much, even picking fruit).
      2. Buy a machine to pick the fruit.
      3. Recruit employees in Mexico and file the necessary paperwork so they can come here LEGALLY.

      There are plenty of options that don't require legitimizing illegal activity/allowing criminals to come here along with actual workers with no way to distinguish between them

      December 9, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • missv

      I wish people like you have the opportunity to live like an immigrant legal or ilegal a least for a day. A lot can be learned by stepping on someone else shoes

      December 9, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE

      December 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cartman

      Too funny. Nice 'South Park' reference.

      December 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Theytookourjobs

      Durka Durrr

      December 10, 2010 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
    • santi

      @ will..you mean the 10% that would rather get unemployment benefits..the lazy bunch!

      December 10, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
    • load of crap

      "and yes, with 10% unemployment, people will work for this much, even picking fruit"

      No actually the "people" that others have been referencing the lazy, government leeches WILL NOT go pick fruit. Why do that when the government allows them to sponge off others and government monies. I work in a field that I see this type of "person" on a regular basis the ignorant, uneducated, lazy, worthless people who think someone owes them something (black and white – funny enough the asian and hispanic people have jobs – its the mostly white and black people who don't *that come in my office not as a whole*)

      Americans are spoiled "we" do not think "we" should have to do manual labor for minimum wage.

      December 10, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Kainashi

      @missv: You mean, make money that I don't have to pay taxes on, get medical coverage I don't pay for, get public assistance that I don't pay taxes for, and oh yeah, all that money I just made, I'm sending it out of the country so that I don't contribute to the economy here either, except for beer and cigerettes, of course. Now, I'm sure not all illegals are like this, but it sure does seem like it from my POV...

      December 17, 2010 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  150. Stevelb1

    I think the DREAM act should include hot chicks. Make the US like a big night club, hot chicks got to the front of the line.

    December 9, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      In that case I'm moving to New Mexico and opening up a bar.

      December 9, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Papo

      Haha, this was in the Ali G Movie... "Fit... fit... fit... ah, AH, back to Slovenia..."

      December 10, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  151. Name*MatT s

    Perhaps we should take a hard look at giving a pass to hot illegal aliens?

    December 9, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  152. American

    People can tell you are a ILLEGAL....

    December 9, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • mandee

      Moron! If you're going to insult, at least write it out properly. It would not be "a illegal," but rather "an illegal."

      December 9, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  153. KC

    See, the difference is that she took care of it, rather than staying, maintaining her illegal status, and feeding off of the system. Sorry, Salma, it's not the same.

    December 9, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      RABBLE RABBLE

      December 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • bitnar

      It's not the same because not every Mexican citizen can easily become an American citizen.

      December 9, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rebecca

      The only reason salma was able to take care of it was because she was a talented and fairly well known actress at the time. For normal immigrants, obtaining legal status is near impossible.

      December 9, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • mogwai

      @Rebecca It's not actually that hard to earn citizenship in the US, as long as you contribute to society and keep your nose clean. But that's the problem for most immigrants is that they bring there disregard for the law (which made there country somewhere they didnt want to be) to the US, and think "freedom" means no rules.

      December 10, 2010 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
    • santi

      @magwai..if It was only that simple, to become a citizen everyone would be migrating and we wouldnt be in this situation. Have you even taken a look for the requirements that are needed just to be taken into consideration. So just by contributing to society..doesn't give a free ticket to becoming a citizen.

      December 10, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Sheri

      Agreed. It's not the same.

      December 10, 2010 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Angie

      Bitnar,
      Why should the United States make it easy for foreigners to become citizens? Don't we want to make sure that the people we allow to become part of our country will be tenacious, driven, and self-supporting citizens? We have enough lazy around here!

      December 10, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • s1owens

      bitnar wrote: It's not the same because not every Mexican citizen can easily become an American citizen.

      What? So you think every Mexican Citizen should be able to become an American easily? By the way you defined them as Mexican Citizens....think about it.

      December 13, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  154. CB

    She was hardly the "illegal" we deal with in my town. It's sad she used this to get some publicity.

    December 9, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joel

      What's sad is that you think she did this to get publicity. Most likely she was asked a question about it and answered honestly.

      December 9, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erika

      While I don't think it's really news worthy, she was quoted in an interview for a Latin magazine... Not while picketing the border.

      December 9, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • E

      You think all illegal immigrants look and sound exactly alike? There is a word for that, racist.

      December 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • DL

      Stereotyping maybe, but not racism. Illegal is still illegal.

      December 10, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
    • mogwai

      DL is right. But you know as well as I do that when someone has nothing intelligent to say they just call everyone racist.

      December 10, 2010 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Angie

      So her Visa ran out and she immediately fixed it. Her situation has nothing to do with the types of people and illegalities that are hurting our country.

      December 10, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Quit Now

    She never said she was a heavy-weight, idiot. It's not her fault the author classified her as one.

    Get your ignorant self off the computer. So what if she can't speak English? If you want to get down to basics, let's start with you. Your grammar isn't exactly the best for someone who is picking on a person born outside of the USA.

    Jealousy does not suit you.

    December 9, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  156. lol

    Sounds like someone is bitter over a celebrity. Get real with yourself, "Leslie."

    December 9, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Silvia

    Oh Leslie, you can't read or spell because her name is spelled Salma, not Selma. Oh and by the way, you should stick to wearing your white robes and burning crosses on people's lawns. That's probably all you can do. Well, that and lynching people.

    December 9, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  158. cheefsfury

    RABBLE RABBLE THEY TOOK ERR JOBS RABBLE RABBLE

    December 9, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  159. cheefsfury

    THEY TOOK ERR JOBS RABBLE RABBLE THEY TOOK ERR JOBS

    December 9, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Sandy

    Right, the author referred to her as a heavyweight, she did not refer to herself.

    Leslie – how many languages do you speak? Salma has full command of at least two, accent or not. Try thinking before speaking or writing.

    December 9, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Rusty

    Salma, you know things could have been different. We could have just gotten married and you could have stayed in the US. I would have kept you pregnant and barefoot in the kitchen. No need for a silly acting career! We'd make enough money with me pumping grease traps and repairing vacuum cleaners. Think of everything you missed out on!

    December 9, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Jay

    Your just mad because she has more money than you..waaaaaaay more money.

    December 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Mike

    So much hatred toward Latinos. But guess what the fact of the matter is that we are here to stay and while you guys sit around and complain we are helping this Country grow and we are growing with it. Don't worry Leslie because while you sit and whine we work hard and excell in all facets of life. Is only a matter of time before you are working for a Latino and we will be much nicer to you that anyone has ever been, promise...NYC

    December 9, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  164. T Bag

    To Leslie you stupid little person

    December 9, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  165. HEY!

    And do you speak any second language you ignorant moron?...

    December 9, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Blessed Geek

    Leslie's mama: What a beautiful dog!

    Leslie: What a conceited dog calling itself beautiful.

    Leslie's papa: Elvis may be king but MJ is the emperor of Pop.

    Leslie: What a conceited MJ having called himself emperor.

    Leslie's spouse: What beautiful baby we've got,

    Leslie: What a conceited baby ...

    December 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Jake

    Leslie go and die somewhere. please

    December 9, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  168. codyfosterandco

    Sheesh, these immigrants–if English was good enough for Jesus, it should be good enough for them.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  169. SMZ87

    I'm not a huge fan of Salma or anything, but I think she speaks English just fine. At least she tries. It's really hard to learn a new language as an adult. When I was overseas trying to learn Spanish, people would ridicule me for my accent and grammar mistakes. Even though I tried really hard, I couldn't help it.

    Cut her a break! I'd like to see you try to learn a new language Leslie! I bet you would have a funny accent and would make lots of mistakes too. It's so easy to criticize others.

    December 9, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  170. trainwreck

    id beg to differ that shes not a heavyweight...it is kind of funny that her grasp of english is still better than yours

    December 10, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  171. Jimmy

    sounds like b cups typing

    December 10, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  172. Richard

    It's ok. Stupid, star-struck Americans love to forgive celebrities almost anything.

    December 10, 2010 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  173. Sherri

    Mike....where I live, in a tiny city in Upstate NY, the Latino population are just nasty and rude. Don't get me wrong, I have a very good friend who is Latino, and you know what? He doesn't like 'his own kind,' as he puts it. He lives in this same city, and he sees firsthand how they behave, how they come up from the city because this county is KNOWN as an easy welfare target. From what I hear, there are actually signs down in NYC pointing them in this direction! The crime is unbelievable since they have migrated up from the city. I WISH they were as you speak of them, but unfortunately, in this city, they are absolutely nothing but trouble. I'm not a hater. It may sound that way, but truthfully, I am just a realist.

    December 10, 2010 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
  174. Amira

    Leslie, word of advice, next time before you criticize anyone, please make sure you notice your pretension to do something as little as spelling. It's quite embarrassing on your behalf to think that you were trying to make yourself look better, but here you are looking quite pathetic. Her name is Salma not Selma.
    If your uneducated self would pay more attention to the grammatical functions of her phrases, maybe you would notice how her English is rather correct but has an accent to go along with it. And please don't pretend that speaking one language being from a country with no cultural background whatsoever is a topic to be so proud and patriotic about. You're not superior. Sorry :(

    December 10, 2010 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
  175. sandra

    pot, meet kettle.

    "please make sure you notice your pretension to do something as little as spelling"....what the hell is that supposed to mean? you're an idiot.

    "And please don't pretend that speaking one language being from a country with no cultural background whatsoever" HUH????? Everyone from this country has a cultural background, you moron. Just shut up and keep your trailer-park education to yourself, please.

    December 10, 2010 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |

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