After the Justice Department announced on Tuesday the Trump Administration’s plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program with a six month window for Congress to pass legislation possibly saving the policy, concerned musicians spoke up in support of the so-called Dreamers the Obama-era executive order has benefited.
Currently, 800,000 immigrants enjoy DACA protection, but if Congress votes to overturn the order or discontinue the program without replacement in six months, that protection will be null and void.
DACA opponents claim that legal Americans are losing out on good jobs to these immigrants, but studies show this is hardly the case. A recent article by NPR shows, on the contrary, these immigrants may even be a boost to the American economy.
In the dance music community, Marshello, The Chainsmokers and many more DJs and producers have spoken out against the program’s end and the administration behind that action. See some of their reactions here:
I am here because of immigrants #HeretoStay
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) September 6, 2017
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) September 6, 2017
Man everyday it’s some new shit with Trump … — this DACA shit is straight up racism and hate in its purist form …
— M??S ??T CR?Z? (@CRAZEARONI) September 5, 2017
My family are immigrants. I am an immigrant. If I don’t stand for this then what will I stand for?
— — waxxy — (@WaxMotif) September 5, 2017
humanity is literally getting bodied right now
— Manila Killa (@manilakilla) September 6, 2017
Trumps running our country like a kid frustrated that he fucked up at the start of a video game and is now just trying for the lowest score.
— Phantoms (@phantoms) September 5, 2017
fuck you JEFFERSON https://t.co/jonYMZwXki
— N*I*C*K (@catchdini) September 5, 2017