On Sunday, Hollywood stars who attended the 90th annual Oscar Academy Awards did not hesitate to express their support for young illegal immigrants, known as Dreamers, reports The Hill.
The Oscars and the Dreamers
In recent times, many Hollywood stars have entered the political arena by vocalizing both support and disapproval of various policies and reforms. Last night’s Oscars did not deviate from the aforementioned pattern. Multiple attendees took the opportunity to express their support for young illegal immigrants, more commonly referred to as Dreamers.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o and actor Kumail Nanjiani delivered the hereinafter speech:
“Like everyone in this room, and everyone watching at home, we are dreamers. We grew up dreaming of one day working in the movies. Dreams are the foundation of Hollywood and dreams are the foundation of America. To all the dreamers out there, we stand with you.”
The foregoing speech attracted strong applause and accolades from other Hollywood actors and actresses who attended.
Controversy Surrounding Dreamers
As a nation, America is incredibly divided, especially regarding illegal immigration. Many people are in favor of reform measures such as amnesty or a path to citizenship. Other Americans support different changes such as ending chain migration and deporting illegal immigrants.
Some people have even affirmed that American citizens and legal immigrants have dreams which deserve to be prioritized or at least taken into account. Many right-leaning Americans have furthermore stated that putting the needs of illegal immigrants before the needs of U.S. citizens and legal immigrants is unfair.
Like American citizens, Republican and Democratic leaders also remain at odds regarding the fate of Dreamers. Two government shutdowns occurred this year as a result of disagreements between the two major parties. As the deadline to reach a decision approaches, more and more people are coming forth and expressing their views and opinions on Dreamers and their deserved fate in America.