Barack Obama’s promised reaction to the decision to “wind down” DACA came a little before noon Tuesday as Hollywood celebs and others shared their takes.
On Facebook, the former president said: “Let’s be clear: the action taken today isn’t required legally. It’s a political decision, and a moral question. Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn’t threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us.”
His 849-word post immediately went viral.
“Ultimately, this is about basic decency,” Obama wrote. “This is about whether we are a people who kick hopeful young strivers out of America, or whether we treat them the way we’d want our own kids to be treated. It’s about who we are as a people – and who we want to be.”
On Twitter, Michael Moore said: “To the streets! Find out where the DACA protest is where u live and SHOW UP! If we are ever to be a decent country, this is your moment.”
George Takei of “Star Wars” fame tweeted: “Jeff Sessions says ‘We are people of compassion; while announcing the end of DACA!? The American people are, sir, you and your boss are not.”
And spiritual leader Deepak Chopra said: “Dreamers are the future of America ! They will make America great again !#MAGA. Support #DACA @realDonaldTrump”
But President Trump’s supporters cheered as well:
Someone using the name of X-Men super villain Sebastian Shaw said: “This is all due to democrats pandering to the elitist Hollywood and Silicon Valley hypocrites . #DACA is on them. How’s that hot sauce HRC?”