On Sunday, singer Camila Cabello shared her own immigrant story while on the Grammy Awards stage to voice support for the “Dreamers.”
She explained that the room was full of “music’s Dreamers,” which sparked the reminder that “this country was built by dreamers, for dreamers chasing the American dream.”
“I’m here on this stage tonight because just like the Dreamers my parents brought me to this country with nothing in their pockets but hope,” she told the audience. “They showed me what it means to work twice as hard and never give up.”
Cabello was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States with her mother and father, who is from Mexico City, Mexico. She declared that “no part” of her journey is any different from the “Dreamers'” journey.
The 20-year-old also used her time on stage to make a plea on behalf of young immigrants who are without legal status and are living in a limbo of sorts.
“All I know is, just like dreams, these kids can’t be forgotten and are worth fighting for,” Cabello stated before introducing U2.
U2 performed in front of the Statue of Liberty and called their performance a celebration of New York City and “the promise that has drawn generations of immigrants here from around the world.”