On Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, Donald Trump and his administration made the decision to revoke the immigration policy put in place by Barack Obama in 2012, known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The policy, which was Obama’s response to the government’s refusal to pass the DREAM Act, was put in place in order to help children who have emigrated illegally to get jobs and stay in the country longer, so that they’re hopefully able to eventually gain citizenship.
As with so many other things Trump has done, many were infuriated by this decision. Amidst those fighting for DACA and the Dreamers are many celebrities, who voiced their opinions loudly on social media. Here are some of the standouts.
1. Elizabeth Banks
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) September 5, 2017
The Pitch Perfect 2 actress and director never backs down from sharing her thoughts on politics. Though a self-professed “goofball,” Elizabeth Banks knows when to be serious.
Banks tweeted several times about the issue, including retweeting facts from others, such as Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy. She also tweeted her own message, in which she said, “I love you #Dreamers I will #DefendDACA.”