Celebrities Fill Ivanka Trump’s Instagram Feed With Dream Act Reminders
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Celebrities, who will save us, have used Thanksgiving to give
thanks for overtime
catering but also to send a political message. While Ivanka
Trump took time out on Thursday to pardon a turkey which
totally doesn’t have a social security number, celebrities she
follows on Instagram urged her to push for a Clean Dream Act
which would protect undocumented immigrants. Thanks to her
father’s decision to dissolve the Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals program (DACA), 800,000 undocumented immigrants who
arrived under the age of 16 could be eligible for deportation
as early as March. If that’s going to be prevented, Congress
must pass a Clean Dream Act (clean, meaning not a rotting
carcass gagged with counteractive funding for the wall and
ICE). In advance of the phase-out, the administration also
deadline for a last-minute chance to renew two-year DACA
work permits, so many people are already losing their
Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso started the “Dear Ivanka”
graphic, and it took off throughout the day. The letter reads:
I see you’re following me on Instagram. This Thanksgiving I
would be grateful if you use the influence you have to
advocate for a CLEAN Dream Act by December.
Every day that passes without a clean Dream Act means anxiety
and deportation for immigrant youth.
7,901 youth have already lost DACA and 122 more will lose it
Thank you and Happy Holidays.