Comprised of 56 tracks, the playlist features top hits from artists who have spoken out about their immigration in the past, and are ardent supporters of the Obama-era legislation. Some of the artists include Camila Cabello, Daddy Yankee, Demi Lovato, Jared Leto, Lorde, J Balvin, and Khalid.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, enacted by Obama in 2012, allows undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as minors to receive renewable permits every two years to legally stay and work in the U.S.
“As an immigrant who came to the U.S. as a child, I know what it’s like to struggle and to never take any opportunity that came my way as granted. I stand with Dreamers who have fought so hard to be recognized as the Americans they are,” said Cabello on an audio message woven into the playlist.
Each track is broken up with a supportive message from artists calling for subscribers, fans, and supporters to stand up for DACA recipients, followed by a link to a platform educating listeners about DACA and the impact its removal will cause.
President Donald Trump’s administration, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced that the DACA program will be rescinded in the next six months, with a date of termination set for March 5, 2018. The program benefits more than 800,000 people who could face deportation when it is revoked. This is especially damaging in anti-sanctuary states like Texas that just released bills targeting immigrants.
“If I could say one thing about immigrants, we should respect them and support them… I feel that one thing that is lacking in our current state of nation is just that perspective and that respect that my story is different from yours,” Becky G added.