Actress America Ferrera on Thursday accused Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL players stand in tunnel during anthem, extending protests 12 former top intel officials blast Trump's move to revoke Brennan's security clearance NYT: Omarosa believed to have as many as 200 tapes MORE of making the Republican presidential field increasingly abrasive toward Latinos.

“You know, I think it is past surprise now,” she said on "MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts." "That kind of rhetoric coming from the GOP is going to energize and fuel the Latino vote, and we are seeing that.

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“We are seeing Latinos organizing and coming out to vote against, not just the rhetoric that’s come from Donald Trump but from all the other candidates in the GOP, who have sort of joined the race to the bottom to the lowest common denominator, and appealing to their bases with hate,” the television star added. "And I do believe that we’re going to see Latinos turn up against that.”

Ferrera, who supports Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPapadopoulos's wife wants him to scrap plea deal with Mueller: report FBI chief: I'm trying to bring 'normalcy' in 'turbulent times' Senate Intel chief slams ex-CIA director for timing of claims about Trump-Russia ties MORE, also argued that immigration is not the only issue defining Latino voters this election cycle.

“I think it’s important to remember that the Latino electorate is not a monolith,” she said. "There is so much diversity within the Latino community and we are by no means a one-issue voting bloc.

“Immigration is incredibly important to the Latino community, especially here in Texas, where close to 50 percent of Latino residents are impacted by undocumented family members and loved ones,” Ferrera continued from the Lone Star State.

“But Latinos of all ages care about issues that go beyond immigration policy,” she added. "Our families didn’t come to the United States to solve the immigration problem.

“We came to thrive. We came to get educated. We came to be entrepreneurs. We came to contribute, and that’s something that’s incredibly important to understand about the Latino community.”

The “Ugly Betty” performer said any White House hopeful courting the Hispanic vote should address those concerns on the campaign trail.

“I think any candidate who wants to win among the Latino community needs to speak to all of those issues, and also prove that there’s a history on action on those issues in a progressive way."