While Trump’s administration works to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), actress and popstar Demi Lovato plans to help out those affected; along with those victimized by Hurricane Harvey.
Moreover, the 25-year-old songstress, who’s of Mexican descent, reached out to former boyfriend of six years, Wilmer Valderrama, to work with nonprofit organization Voto Latino “to try to figure something out.”
Additionally, Lovato states:
“I work with Voto Latino sometimes and I contacted Wilmer (Valderrama), whose part of the organization. I contacted him and said, ‘What can I do to help?’ So we’re going to try to figure something out.”
In addition, she adds:
“We’re so fortunate in the United States and we have it so lucky compared to some other countries. And it’s sad, it’s frustrating and it just goes to show you that this isn’t – this is just a race problem. I genuinely believe that this is just a race problem and I think that it’s something (that) is just not right, and we need to stand up for the things we believe in. All I can do is post on Twitter and text my senators on the Resistbot and raise the awareness as much as I can. But I feel kind of helpless.”
Furthermore, former President Barack Obama first created the program by executive order in 2012.
Consequently, the DACA program allows young immigrants brought into America as children to remain in the U.S.
Currently, President Donald Trump claims he’s rescinding DACA, but is giving Congress six months to take action on it.
Also, the Dallas native has been working to lend a hand in Houston and surrounding areas for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“I have family in Dallas and everybody is OK and safe. …[I] started a fundraiser with the Houston Food Bank. I made a donation and I’m encouraging everyone to make a donation, whether it’s to my fundraiser or someone else’s. As long as we’re doing something to help and make sure that we don’t forget about the people in Houston. Weeks are going to pass by, people are going to forget about it and it’s important that we don’t forget about it, that we continue to help volunteer.”
In addition, Lovato joined a long list of musicians like: Camila Cabello, Logic, Jared Leto, Daddy Yankee, Becky G, Juanes, and more to support DREAMers, who created a playlist on Spotify called ‘No Moment For Silence.’