Jared Leto at the 2015 American Music Awards: 'Many of Us Here Are the Sons and Daughters of Immigrants'

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Jared Leto speaks onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Before introducing Celine Dion's performance at the 2015 American Music Awards, Jared Leto made a speech honoring the attacks at the Bataclan on Nov. 13.

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But after speaking of Paris, he turned to a more political subject, alluding to the plight of Syrian refugees.

"Many of us here are the sons and daughters of immigrants," Leto said to the crowd, name-checking Steve Jobs and Barack Obama as two such figures.

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