On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that they would be rescinding the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which would strip deportation protection and work permits from nearly 800,000 young unauthorized immigrants (also called “Dreamers”).
The announcement to end the program has caused outrage across social media. Celebrities are even speaking out. Everyone from Kim Kardashian to Ava DuVernay are expressing the importance of the program and their anger towards the Trump administration.
Kim Kardashian spoke up with a simple message, followed by retweets of Barack Obama and California Senator Kamala Harris’ messages.
Kim’s sister Khloé also had some words to say.
Director Ava DuVernay called the words of the Trump administration “a disgusting display of prejudice, ignorance and heartlessness.”
Cher promised to take Dreamers into her home.
When a commenter reportedly wrote “Sure you will Cher… I’ll believe it when I see it,” Cher responded with this:
More celebrities also showed their support for Dreamers.
Congress now has the next six months to defend or allow the repeal of DACA. We’ll keep you updated as more news surfaces.