When the Justice Department’s announced plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which could result in the deportation of 800,000 immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, many celebrities banded together on social media to support the so-called DREAMers. Now, an illustrious and vocal crop of Latino celebs, profiled below, are uniting with People en Español on a new initiative to bring awareness to the cause, #TodosSomosDREAMers (#WeAreAllDREAMers).
The Colombian-American actor, who recently returned to Broadway with his latest project, Latin History for Morons, joins the campaign #TodosSomosDREAMers.
"It's very sad to attack these children who were promised that they would be protected and [they] go to school, give all their information and [the government] uses all of that against them. It's a very inhumane thing," he told People en Español.
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The singer and Power Rangers star, who also forms part of the campaign, collaborated with Spotify, along with Daddy Yankee, Demi Lovato and Camila Cabello, to compile a playlist and offer DREAMers encouraging messages.
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The Orange is The New Black actress stands with DREAMers.
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Perez Hilton and Mom
Hilton—of Cuban descent—poses alongside his mother, Teresita Lavandeira, to support the initiative.
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The "Despacito" singer, who is currently touring the world, affirms his support of DREAMers.
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The actress from How to Get Away With Murder takes a break from filming to show the world that she is united with the campaign #TodosSomosDREAMers.
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The Broadway star (On Your Feet!), who also collaborated with Lin-Manuel Miranda on a song for Hurricane Maria Relief— supports DREAMers.
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"The strength is in maintaining it when the path of light that leads us to achieve our goals narrows! We are united! Blessings! #todossomosdreamers," that actress wrote on Instagram.
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Maria Elena Salinas
"Now more than ever they need our support because #todossomosdreamers. Thank you People en Español for this noble initiative," the star of Investigation Discovery's The Real Story With María Elena Salinas wrote on Instagram.
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The Mexican actor was in Washington this week meeting officials, including with the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Paul Ryan, to rally for the cause.