LA,Sept8:Alicia Keys has joined a long list of artists supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in light of the Trump administration’s plan to end the Barack Obama-era program.
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) September 7, 2017
Obama established the immigration policy — which gives undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as minors the opportunity to apply for a renewable, two-year period of deferred action from deportation, and allows them to pursue work and education — during his presidency in 2012. Trump’s repeal of the program could affect up to 800,000 people known as DREAMers.
“All Children should have a field of dreams to play in,” Keys captioned a photo showing her own children. “They should be safely wrapped in the security of the endless potential within them.”
The singer went on: “They should be free to crawl through tunnels we use to find ourselves Without having to worry about the rescinding of their human rights.”
“Children should be able to color outside the lines, make a beautiful mess and create their own lives,” she posted, alongside a snapshot of artwork by her son Genesis.
“They should be free to laugh and live without walls, borders, bans or repeals #DefendDACA #IStandWithTheDreamers #DACA #WeAreHere,” Keys said.