Selena Gomez, the most-followed person on Instagram, shared a firm statement on the social media in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA.
“My definition of dreamer is someone that thinks big and believes anything possible”, her statement reads. “The wonderful people being threatened by the unfortunate reversal of DACA are exactly that,” she added.
The message shared by the Fetish singer with her over 126 million followers also called to action, urging and encouraging her fans to contact their representatives to oppose Trump’s decision.
“Please call The White House, your local member of Congress and state Senators to let your voice be heard to defend DACA!”
Gomez, whose father is from Mexican decent, even share a link on her bio to USA.gov, a website to help people find their state and local leaders.
DACA was put in place by the Obama administration in 2012 to shield from deportation undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors who had applied for work permits. The program will no longer accept new applicant, but those currently under its protection will not be affected until March 5, giving Congress time to find a solution.
Selena Gomez wasn’t the only one outraged by Trump’s decision. Many celebrities took to Twitter and other social media, expressing everything from concern to anger over the announcement.
“Okay. The Bad Man continues to do bad. Your move, Congress. #DefendDREAMers #DREAMAct #LetsGo,” Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote on Twitter.
“Nearly 1 million young immigrant #DREAMers will be at risk of deportation if @realDonaldTrump ends #DACA. We demand #DefendDACA! #HereToStay,” Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez tweeted.
Over 913 thousand users have liked Selena’s Instagram post so far. Hopefully the rest of her 125,087,000 followers will join her too!