Pop icon Cher urged her three million-plus Twitter followers on Tuesday to provide shelter for illegal immigrants who are currently being shielded from deportation, thanks to the controversial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program.
“Those Who Can Must Take a DREAMER In2 Their Home & Protect Them,” Cher wrote. “I’m Ready 2 Do This & Others in MY BUSINESS WILL DO THE SAME. SANCTUARY.”
The singer’s plea came in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement Tuesday officially ending the Obama-era program that granted temporary legal status for some 800,000 thousand people who illegally entered the U.S. with their parents as children.
“I’m here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated by the Obama administration is being rescinded,” Sessions said Tuesday to reporters at the Department of Justice.
President Trump’s decision to end DACA fulfilled a major campaign promise. The move has sparked intense backlash from major business leaders and Hollywood stars, many of whom have promoted pro-DACA rallies in front of Trump Tower in New York City.