Immigration policy lately has been constantly under scrutiny—but that doesn’t mean it’s a topic that we should be afraid to talk about. With the Trump administration’s latest announcement that DACA will be rescinded, we all need to be speaking out more than ever – either about our own stories or as allies for those whose futures may be compromised. These six celebs have not only shared their personal stories of immigration, but have also gone the extra mile to advocate for others.
In a very intimate essay for PopSugar Latina, the former Fifth Harmony singer didn’t hold back in sharing the nitty gritty of her immigration experience. She recalls her mother telling her that they were packing up all of her things for a trip to Disney World, and that although they were leaving her father behind he would join shortly after. Most of her success she attributes to her metaphorical hunger — the need to do the impossible just to survive. After rising to fame, Cabello has worked with both the Children’s Health Fund and Save the Children.