The current political climate is hazardous, to say the least. As Latinas (and humanity, in general), we are banding together, trying to find ways to help those who are suffering under the harsh immigration policies set forth by the government. Luckily, the following seven Latina celebrities are using their platform to speak up, and demand change for DREAMERS, families separated at the border, and other immigrants.
Camila Cabello has been vocal about her own family’s story of undocumented immigration; she is also vocal about other people who have to face the same fate. During this year’s Grammys, she gave the following poignant speech:
“Tonight in this room full of music’s dreamers, we remember that this country was built by dreamers, for dreamers, chasing the American dream. I’m here on this stage tonight because just like the dreamers my parents brought me to this country with nothing in their pockets but hope. They showed me what it means to work twice as hard and never give up, and honestly, no part of my journey is any different from theirs. I’m a proud Cuban-Mexican immigrant, born in eastern Havana, standing in front of you on the Grammy stage in New York City, and all I know is, just like dreams, these kids can’t be forgotten and are worth fighting for.”