Lupita acknowledges her Kenyan roots during the 2018 Oscars
Lupita gives hope to immigrants with this message
Lupita was making the short speech together with Pakistani-born Kumail Nanjiani at the Oscars when they started with a joke saying,
"We are the actors you keep hearing about, but whose names you have trouble pronouncing."
The funny intro later progressed towards a serious speech when she and Kumail acknowledged that they were both immigrants.
Having acknowledged that she is from Kenya she said that she is a dreamer she said, “We grew up dreaming of one day working in movies. Dreams are the foundation of Hollywood. And dreams are the foundational of America. And so, to all the dreamers out there, we stand with you.”
This comes after the Trump Administration had said that it will scrap off the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program by March 5.
DACA is a program that protects children –Under the age of 16- who were taken to the United States while they were young as illegal immigrants from deportation. These children are popularly referred to as ‘Dreamers’
The program further provides a path to citizenship for these immigrant children and allows them also to work in the United States.
However the Trump administration suffered a major setback on Monday. The US Supreme court refused to hear the case by the Justice Department to shut down the program rendering the March 5 deadline null and void.
Lupita and Kumail made this speech when they went to present the award for Best Production Design (which went to Shape of Water).
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