On the heels of 2017’s American catastrophes, such as the Charlottesville riots and Hurricane Harvey, comes yet another one from none other than Donald Trump.
On Tuesday (September 5), the former reality television star ripped up Defered Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order, interchangeably used with the DREAM Act, which was issued by President Barack Obama’s administration in June 2012. In short, the policy protects undocumented immigrants who have entered U.S. territory as minors from deportation, hence the “childhood arrivals” portion of the policy. And any time a political action pulls President Obama out of his post-presidency low profile to address it, things just got real. Per usual, Trump took to his normal Twitter finger behavior to backpedal on the rescinding of the policy, however, threatening that Congress had a six-month deadline to legalize the act until he “revisits the issue.”
Still, the citizenry of young Dreamers everywhere has been compromised by another one of Trump’s xenophobic presidential moves, following just eight months behind his Muslim ban that he attempted within his first few weeks in the White House.
Here are some of Hollywood’s brightest who are standing up against Trump and his administration yet again to remind them that the Dreamers don’t stand alone.
Quit calling human beings "illegal aliens". They're people. They're our friends, neighbors and co-workers. They're dreamers & lovers— John Legend (@johnlegend) September 5, 2017
I stand with dreamers!— Sean Diddy Combs (@diddy) September 5, 2017
To all the #DREAMers out there, I stand with you + I support you. I'm inspired by your perseverance, courage, strength + determination.— COMMON (@common) September 5, 2017
Keep fighting the fight for what is right #DACA— TINASHE (@Tinashe) September 5, 2017
1 INTENTION OF TRUMP & HIS NAZI❤️ING PARTY IS 2 MAKE AMERICA WHITE AGAIN‼️HE CARES NOTHING 4 DREAMERS‼️— Cher (@cher) September 6, 2017
KICK TRUMP OUT‼️
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