DJ Khaled Joins French Montana's "We Are The Dream" Campaign as the Son of Palestinian Immigrants
DJ Khaled joins French Montana in helping undocumented immigrants in the United States stay in school.
French Montana’s “We Are The Dream” campaign is getting more star power as DJ Khaled joins the rapper in helping undocumented immigrants in the United States seek higher education. The campaign, launched in collaboration with MTV and the nonprofit organization Get Schooled, hits home for the record producer, who is the son of Palestinian immigrants.
“We all deserve our own path to success, no matter where we are from,” Khaled tells PEOPLE CHICA. “The key to success is love, we win more with love and unity.”
The hit-making producer urges fans to join the movement by posting selfies on social media using the hashtag #WeAreTheDream and tagging @GetSchooled.
Last August, the Justice Department announced that it planned to terminate the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, leaving nearly 800,000 Dreamers vulnerable to deportation and thwarting their educational futures in the country. French Montana wants to make sure they stay in school, which is why he launched “We Are The Dream” — to ensure undocumented immigrants, currently enrolled in educational institutions in the U.S., stay in school.
“I am one of tens of thousands of first-and-second-generation immigrants that are having a significant positive impact on the United States,” the Morocco-born rapper told Rolling Stone. “I am excited to lead others in this fight to ensure Dreamers connect with the support they need to get to college and make their American Dream come true.”
Get Schooled launched a website with resources for undocumented students and their families, including scholarship information, inspiring real-life stories and more. The initiative is also donating several $1,000 grants to schools and organizations advocating on behalf of undocumented students. The deadline to submit a grant application is Feb. 28.
DJ Khaled and French Montana join an ever-growing roster of stars fighting for Dreamers, including Camila Cabello, who showed her support for them on MTV’s TRL as an immigrant from Cuban.