Actors Kumail Nanjiani and Lupita Nyong’o gave a special Academy Awards shout-out to the roughly 3.5 million illegal aliens in the United States who have been shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
While presenting an award, Nanjiani and Nyong’o mentioned how they arrived in the U.S. as immigrants before sending a not-so-subtle shout-out to the DACA illegal aliens, announcing in unison, “We stand with you.”
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“We are also immigrants. I’m from Kenya,” Nyong’o said.
“And I am from Pakistan and Iowa,” Nanjiani followed up. “Two places that nobody in Hollywood can find on a map.”
“Like everyone in this room and everyone watching at home, we are Dreamers,” Nyong’o said. “We grew up dreaming of one day working in the movies. Dreams are the foundation of Hollywood and dreams are the foundation of America.”
“To all the dreamers out there, we stand with you,” Nanjiani said.
As Breitbart News reported, only four percent of DACA illegal aliens have completed a college education, making the DACA population far less likely than the native American population to finish college with a degree.
Another 25 percent of DACA illegal aliens, Breitbart News reported, are “functionally illiterate” in the English language, despite being touted by the open borders lobby as being highly-educated and highly-skilled.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.