Hollywood reacts to Trump admin repeal of DACA, policy that protects undocumented youth

/ 08:53 PM September 07, 2017
John Legend, Kim Kardashian, Demi Lovato, John Mayer, DACA, Dreamers

Images: Facebook/@johnlegend, @demilovato, @kimkardashian, @johnmayer

Hollywood celebrities have been vocal on the Trump administration’s repeal of the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) program, which could see 800,000 undocumented immigrants deported from the United States.

The program enacted by the Obama administration allowed immigrants nicknamed as “Dreamers” who arrived on American shores as children to study and work without fear of being being deported.


Former president Barack Obama’s statement on the policy has received overwhelming support with one million likes on Facebook:


Following President Donald Trump’s announcement to cease the program, celebrities of various backgrounds—musicians, actors, comedians—have expressed their opinions online.

Singer John Legend talked about how those under DACA were more than “illegal aliens”:

Late-night host Stephen Colbert basically said “make America great again” (MAGA, for short) by removing immigrants is dumb:

Comedian Cristela Alonzo got serious about how ending DACA was targeted towards minorities:

Director Ava DuVernay called the repeal a “disgusting display of prejudice”:

Reality star Kim Kardashian was straight and simple about where she stands:

Singer-songwriter John Mayer hopes no one would compare to Trump when he has kids:

Actress America Ferrera voiced her support:

Broadway composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda called on Congress to make a new law after what “the Bad Man” did:

Music icon Cher has offered her home to Dreamers:

Musicians who want to keep the DACA program made a united stand through a Spotify playlist:

Artists with recorded statements include Jared Leto, Demi Lovato, Khalid and Camila Cabello.

The U.S. Congress has been given six months to file a legal alternative that would protect these immigrants. JB


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