In cities like Chicago, New York and Detroit, protesters have taken to the streets in support of immigrant rights. According to Splinter, a bevy of activists were arrested at the Senate in Washington on Wednesday (Jan. 17) after demanding Congress take action to protect DACA recipients.
Celebrities like Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui — born in Miami to Cuban expatriates — are taking to social media to petition for a #CleanDreamAct from Donald Trump, whose recent xenophobic comments on El Salvador, Haiti and African nations served as a catalyst for today’s nationwide unrest. You can sign said petition here.
Others like veteran comedian John Leguizamo and British singer-songwriter Estelle have also tweeted their solidarity with individuals who are undocumented, while the likes of actor Matt McGorry voiced his pro-immigrant stance on Instagram. Juanes, Demi Lovato and even rapper Logic have also previously called for the protection of DREAMers.
#CleanDreamAct NOW We demand that a secure and honorable chance at life be granted to Dreamers. It is an embarrassment to call ourselves the land of the free and have so many solidiers dying in vain for a land that is circumstantially free. PLEASE SIGN https://t.co/vweke1kUMH
— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) January 18, 2018
I agree!! Do them their way! Dont play ball!! https://t.co/zJz9SbO7VI
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) January 16, 2018
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) September 6, 2017
Swipe to see testimony from some of the brave undocumented folks risking their freedom through civil disobedience. We need a #CleanDreamActNow . A fews weeks ago I was with courageous undocumented activists @angie0216 and @jorge1herrera who took great risk to support the passage of a Clean Dream Act. Follow @undocumedia for updates on how you can help. Go to this link to be connected to your local reps and take action. ( http://www.emersoncollective.com ) # First photo from @iamanimmigrant shoot.
— Estelle (@EstelleDarlings) January 14, 2018
Todo lo que hay que saber para renovar DACA https://t.co/kRMy4Hn7I1
— ilia calderon (@iliacalderon) January 17, 2018
Wherever you are for the women’s march anniversary this weekend show your support for dreamers. Download, print or share this Art show congress you march for dreamers @obeygiant @amplifierart @ari.mejorado ——- and Tell congress you demand a clean #dreamactnow . Congress has until January 19 to pass the dream act. Over 15,000 #DACA recipients have already lost their protection from deportation. Help protect young immigrants, they are our future. Join me and call congress TODAY at 210-852-2542 #cleandreamact thank you @sarahsophief