On June 4, the Pew Research Center released data from a recent survey. This showed that 72% of Americans are in favor of legalizing undocumented immigrants, who meet certain requirements, and are living in the United States
Differents demonstrations of support for immigrants in the United States, are requesting improvements in immigration law and the quality of life of millions of immigrants,
Artists have a strong voice, their fame and popularity can help to spread an idea to be heard. They can be the voice of many, who do not have such a power to impact the media.
These are some of the Hispanic and Hispanic-American artists who have raised their voice in support of immigrants. Artists who have achieved success in the United States, who have settled in this country thanks to the kindness of a work visa or a Green Card.
The popular Colombian singer had a remarkable participation in the campaign “No to deportation” initiated by social networks.
No mas deportaciones .. Ni una sola mas. #Not1More deportation
— JUANES (@juanes) February 19, 2015
Juanes recently wrote the song “Juntos” (Together) as a part of the soundtrack “McFarland USA”, a film about immigration .
This film, based in a true story, tells the story of Jim Whitem, a coach which skills let him to take a group of students with running aptitudes, form a team with them and take them to a championship. The group of young immigrants must face many obstacles to achieve their goals.
- Olga Tañon
- Los tigres del Norte
“I am an immigrant who suffers being so far away,
My father and my homeland where they saw me grow
One day crossing the border, looking for success”
“El emigrante” is one of the many songs of the Mexican group Los Tigres del Norte. In their compositions they have reflected the daily struggle that undocumented immigrants face in the United States.
Jaime Luis Gomez, artistically known as Taboo, member of the group Black Eyed Peas, was born in the US but is a Mexican descent. Taboo has written several songs like “One heart, One beat” inspired by the struggle of immigrants and the injustices that are continually faced by the undocumented.
- Aloe Blacc
Although this singer-songwriter and rapper is American, he has also helped raise awareness on the issue of immigration. He collaborated with the group “National Day Laborer Organization Network” and the foundation “Healing Power of Music Initiative”, and its music video “Wake me up” involved actors like Hareth Andrade, leader of the movement of young immigrants family against deportation, Augustine Chíprez Alvarez and Margarita Reyes, who was deported with her mother as a child, despite being born in the United States.
- La Santa Cecilia
This group of Mexican-American origin has a long history and used a moment of great importance to tell their message to all their fans and citizens. In 2014 at the Grammy Awards, the group won an award, and at the time of their speech, they dedicated it to the undocumented immigrants living in the United States, recalling their hard work and struggle.
The singers Fernando Corona (Mexican) and Leslie Grace (American with Dominican descent) likewise took an important ceremony, in this case Los Premios Lo Nuestro held in Miami, to intercede on behalf of undocumented workers in the United States.
The Ecuadorian presenter Danilo Carrera, and Venezuelan singer Mariana Vega also gave their opinion and joined the campaign for more than four million undocumented workers to receive the benefits of DAPA and DACA.
Otros artistas importantes como Fonseca, Carlos Vives, Carlos Santana, Victor Manuelle, Cristian Castro también se han unido a la campaña.