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Ugly Betty has fans in Congress. According to People, Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis told the House of Representatives that America Ferrera, the actor who plays Betty, “is breaking down barriers for Latinos in prime-time television”

Ferrera, the daughter of Honduran immigrants, told USA Today in November of her ABC hit, “What I think is successful is, it’s not about stereotypes. They’re not hitting piñatas every weekend. More important than having Latinos on TV is having a representation of the variations of what a Latino is.”