Selena Gomez takes it out on President Trump and urges fans to protest
On Friday (Sept. 08) Selena Gomez shared an Instagram statement in defense of DACA after Donald Trump’s recent reversal. The singer typically doesn’t express her thoughts regarding political affairs, but this time she felt compelled to speak her mind and encourage her 126 million followers to contact their representatives and senators to defend the program.
“My definition of dreamer is someone that thinks big and believes anything is possible,” the statement read “The wonderful people being threatened by the unfortunate reversal of DACA are exactly that.”
The “Fetish” singer begged her social media followers to protest President Trump’s cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the programme created by President Obama’s administration in 2012 to protect children who arrived in the U.S. without legal status before the age of 16.
Basically, it allows these poor unlucky children to attend school, study at college or work without the risk of deportation. There are currently about 800,000 people in the country, nicknamed Dreamers, who receive protection as a result.
Selena Gomez urged her fans to: “Please call the White House, your local member of Congress and state Senators to let your voice be heard to defend DACA!”
Gomez ended her statement with a USA.gov link so her followers can find out the proper way to contact their local elected officials. Other celebrities, including Camila Cabello, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Shonda Rhimes, Chelsea Handler, Lauren Jauregui and Cher, have also spoken out against ending the program.