A number of celebrities push Ivanka Trump to support DREAM act on Instagram

A number of celebrities push Ivanka Trump to support DREAM act on Instagram

The call was originally made by Sophia Amoruso and picked up by other famous faces

Friday, November 24, 2017

A number of celebrities have called on Ivanka Trump to support an act which maintains the legal status of 'dreamers' in the United States. 

'Dreamers' is the term given to children brought illegally to the United States, who currently have the temporary right to live, work, or study in America. 

Donald Trump has moved to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) - the government programme with jurisdiction over the dreamers - and a number of celebrities have urged his firstborn daughter to throw support behind the act. 

The original post was made by Sophia Amoruso, an American businesswoman who is the founder of the Nasty Gal store chain, calling on her to pass the legislation. 

Since then, it has picked up momentum, with Buzzfeed News reporting actresses like Olivia Wilde, Sophia Bush, and Cara Delevingne had called for the Senior White House advisor to take action.  

If dreamers pass vetting imposed by the programme by meeting study requirments, work obligations, or military service, they become eligible for a work permit to remain in the country.

The Trump administration made a key announcement DACA would finish in six months, to give Congress the chance to extend the legal protections they currently have, but efforts to pass the act appear to be stalled.