Camila Cabello and her fellow members of the famous American girl group Fifth Harmony, performed “All I Want For Christmas Is You” at the National Tree Lighting ceremony held near the White House. More than the ceremony, what affected Camila Cabello the most was meeting President Obama. She said that she got to hug the President and thank him for what he has done in supporting immigration.
Cabello, a Cuban-American-Mexican songstress, was born in Cuba to Alejandro Cabello, a Mexican and Sinuhe, a Cuban. She entered the U.S. with her mother when she was seven. Cabello said that her parents influenced her a lot; they are hardworking people and had left behind everything in their home town to come to the U.S. She also said that she would not have got good education in Cuba or Mexico.
Cabello said that her parents knew only the words “yes” and “no” when they got into the U.S. They had come to the country hoping that they would get better opportunities and a better life. Like her family, many famillies leave behind their home countries and come to the U.S. with lot of hopes. Cabello thanked God that she and her family made a good choice to move to the U.S. People like her in foreign countries dream of becoming doctors, artists and engineers. But circumstances there do not let them achieve anything and also prevent them from getting good education.
There are many like Cabello who are happy about the President’s immigration rule as it will benefit millions who have been living here for decades. They also want a comprehensive immigration reform legislation that would offer a permanent solution. According to the Migration Policy Institute, the President’s new immigration reform rule would benefit 3.7 million undocumented adults in the U.S. who have children born in the U.S. or who are legal permanent residents. An additional 1.5 million undocumented youth would be protected from deportation through the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Though President Obama’s move will benefit millions of undocumented immigrants, members of the Republican party and many American states are against his move. Around 24 states have filed a law suit to block the President’s executive action on immigration.