"These kids can’t be forgotten and are worth fighting for."
Camila Cabello has been praised after she delivered a Grammys speech that saw her opening up on the ‘dreams’ of immigrants.
The ‘Havana’ singer, who was born in Cuba, delivered the address at an uncertain time for the children of undocumented immigrants in America.
“Today, in this room full of music’s dreamers, we remember that this country was built by dreamers, for dreamers, chasing the American dream,’ the 20-year-old said.
“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. They showed me what it means to work twice as hard and never give up. And honestly no part of my journey is any different from theirs.
“I’m a proud Cuban-Mexican immigrant, born in Eastern Havana, standing in front of you on the Grammy stage in New York City, and all I know is, just like dreams, these kids can’t be forgotten and are worth fighting for.”
Introducing U2 to the stage as they performed ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way’, she said: “Tonight, it is my great honour to introduce one of the greatest bands in music history, U2.
‘This band from Ireland first rocked the Grammy boat when they won their first four awards 30 years ago for Joshua Tree, an album that explored their own powerful connection with the American dream.
“46 Grammy nominations and 22 awards later, they extend their stunning Grammy legacy tonight by celebrating in New York City and the promise that has drawn generations of immigrants here from around the world.”
Cabello’s inspired speech comes after President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which provided the children of undocumented immigrants with a chance to legally obtain work permits and protection from deportation.