Leave it to the Trump administration to ax a program benefiting undocumented immigrants. And leave it to celebrities to voice their displeasure about it.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday, Sept. 7, the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which protects 800,000 young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Congress has six months to decide on a replacement plan before it’s removed completely.
Celebs like director Ava DuVernay, “Insecure” actress Yvonne Orji, T.I. and others have spoken out against the move, one which Trump promised his supporters during his campaign he’d make.
"Adult illegal aliens." Just a disgusting display of prejudice, ignorance and heartlessness. But exactly what's expected of these cowards. https://t.co/zfYrS7uizb
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) September 5, 2017
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) September 4, 2017
Gabrielle Union retweeted several responses to the decision, including this one from actress Yvette Nicole Brown.
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) September 5, 2017
DACA Phase Out Begins
#DACA "that was effectuated under the Obama administration…" – Sessions for Trump…all you need to hear.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) September 5, 2017
I came to this country as a 6 year old child because America was suffering a nursing shortage, so they recruited nurses from Africa and other nations to do the jobs that were hard, and tiresome, and few people wanted. These immigrants filled a necessary need in this country. I am a benefactor of the open door of immigration. My dreams are manifesting because of the promises imbedded in the fabric of what already makes this country great. To strip the hope and livelihood of a select few under the false guise of fear is preposterous. WE ARE IMMIGRANTS. THIS IS OUR HOME TOO. #iStandWithDreamers #DACA