Lauren Jauregui & Other Celebs Sound Off on Trump's Decision to End DACA

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Brendan Haley

On Tuesday, the Trump administration formally made a heartless decision to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (known to most as DACA). The program, according to CNN, "protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation."

This monstrous betrayal of true, American values against some 800,000 Dreamers who came to this country as children with their parents who were seeking work, education, opportunity, and better lives has caused uproar amongst an already deeply-divided country. It is not American, nor is it human, to strip away the rich and cultivated lives formed by the people protected by DACA.

Openly bisexual singer and outspoken activist Lauren Jauregui, seeing through Trump and his administration's hypocrisy, took to Twitter to call POTUS (and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan) out—and it was glorious.

"It's incredible to me that you'll pardon a man who is known for running his prison as a Latino concentration camp and call him a patriot, but then deport kids with a dream to be successful citizens with safe lives," Lauren wrote on Twitter, referencing last week's news of former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona Joe Arpaio being pardoned by Trump of his criminal contempt charges. 

"You disgust me," she continued. "You and your squad of Republican elite/cowards are truly sick humans. Pardoning criminals and criminalizing the vulnerable." 

But Lauren wasn't alone. A ton of other celebrities and activists took to Twitter to voice their opinions and their dismay.

While the news of DACA's end is completely heart-shattering, it's good to know there are vocal allies in the world who are willing to speak out against hate.

 

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