The popular host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show wore a black shirt emblazoned with the message ‘We Are All Dreamers’ in eye-catching white letters in a photo she shared on Instagram.
Playing on The Beatles anthem for tolerance and acceptance, “Imagine,” she captioned the pic: “You may say I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one #DreamAct.”
The American comedian’s followers showered her with praise for standing with DACA recipients:”
My prayer is that God will grant Congress wisdom and compassion to pass a clean #DreamAct,” one fan commented. “If only the world had more people like you! Ellen, I think you are one of the most courageous uplifting women on the planet!” another said.
DeGeneres joins a growing list of celebrities that are standing up for DREAMERS, a group of over than 800,000 young immigrants that came to the United States when they were children and made their lives here but are now facing the threat of deportation due to the imminent revocation of the DACA program.
The DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, was created by the Obama administration in 2012.
It allowed young undocumented immigrants to work, study and get driver’s licenses if they came to this country as children. The mandate also protected them from deportation. In September, President Donald Trump decided to end the program, leaving the future of hundreds of thousands of immigrants uncertain.