Hollywood reacts to Trump ending DACA: ‘A disgusting display of prejudice’

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Obama-era policy protected approximately 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, from deportation.

The move brought a storm of criticism from across the country, including many voices from Hollywood and Washington D.C. Among the most prominent protesters are Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Josh Gad, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Shailene Woodley, and Ava DuVernay.

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Demi Lovato: “I encourage each and every one of you to support and stand for immigration. For everyone out there who is fighting for this cause, I encourage you to stay strong.”
"Adult illegal aliens." Just a disgusting display of prejudice, ignorance and heartlessness. But exactly what's exp… https://t.co/6h1FHsk3ez
Those Who Can Must Take a DREAMER In2 Their Home & Protect Them‼️I’m Ready 2 Do This & 🙏🏻Others in MY BUSINESS WILL DO THE SAME‼️SANCTUARY
I hope that by the time I have to explain Trump to my kids, they'll never have a frame of reference to understand how bad he really was.
Cowardly. Callous. Disgusting. This is not who we are. #defendDACA
Camila Cabello: “As an immigrant who came to the US as a child, I know what it’s like to struggle and to never take any opportunity that came my way for granted. I stand with DREAMers, who have fought so hard to be recognized as the Americans they are.”
Jared Leto: “Obviously, supporting people who are Americans and have lived in this country is important, and protecting them from losing their legal status in the country they grew up in is paramount. So I ask for your support for DREAMers, and I pledge mine.”
We are going to do everything in our power to protect you and defend your right to stay here. I promise https://t.co/czJ5iiuBDJ
To the streets! Find out where the DACA protest is where u live and SHOW UP! If we are ever to be a decent country, this is your moment.
Okay. The Bad Man continues to do bad. Your move, Congress. #DefendDREAMers #DREAMAct #LetsGo
Nearly 1 million young immigrant #DREAMers will be at risk of deportation if @realDonaldTrump ends #DACA. We demand #DefendDACA! #HereToStay
Furious and heartbroken to see the U.S. abandon #DACA, which made our country stronger and more prosperous. To the Dreamers: I'm so sorry.
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“No time to waste – we’ve got to fight with everything we’ve got to #DefendDACA,” Clinton wrote.

“If Trump decides to end DACA, it will be one of the ugliest and cruelest decisions ever made by a president in our modern history,” Sanders tweeted.

President Donald Trump’s order initiated a six-month phasing out period for DACA. Trump, who previously said he would tackle the tricky issue of immigration with “heart and compassion,” said Congress will come up with a new policy to address the issue.

Administration officials said that no one’s status will be revoked before the deadline and that those whose status expires before March 5 have a one-month window to apply for a new two-year permit that will be processed.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said “the compassionate thing is to end the lawlessness (and) enforce our laws,” while the administration said that the move is the “least disruptive” solution to immigration reform.

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