Pop music icon Britney Spears is joining the movement to stand up for the Dream Act.
Spear took to Twitter, where she is followed by over 56 million users, to urge Congress to support illegal immigrants (or DREAMers) benefiting from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program on Friday.
“We are all Dreamers,” tweeted Spears, along with a photo of her wearing a t-shirt with the same slogan. “Tell Congress to pass the
The 36-year-old Grammy-winner joins the likes of Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Jennifer Lawrence, and actors Mark Ruffalo, Don Cheadle, and Chris Evans in a letter written to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), pleading them to pass legal protection for DACA recipients.
The letter reads:
“We respectfully urge you to listen to members of senior party leadership, who have insisted that there must be no final spending bill that does not ensure that the Dreamers have a secure future here in the United States.
This is a moral issue that demands action, without further delay. Dreamers and DACA recipients are an integral part of our country, so we are urging you to make sure that you use your power to get this done before leaving to spend the holidays with your own families,” the letter says, according to The Hill. “We understand that Democratic votes will be needed to pass a spending bill or continuing resolution to fund the government.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announced in September that President Trump’s administration would be putting an end to the DACA program. Congress could vote on some form of a DACA deal as early as January.
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) December 23, 2017
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