Black Panther Actress Delivers Profound Oscar Speech About DACA & Trump Is Livid

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The 90th Academy Awards Ceremony aired on ABC on Sunday evening. Early on, the evening began to take on a political tone when host Jimmy Kimmel opened the ceremony with his monologue, making jabs at both President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

Perhaps, one of the most profound speeches though was by actress Lupita Nyong’o, who previously won an Oscar for her role as best supporting actress in the film “12 Years A Slave” in 2014. As Nyong’o and Kumail Nunjiani presented the award for production design together, they pointed out that they are both immigrants.

Nyong’o, who is from Kenya, said:

‘Like everyone in this room and everyone watching at home, we are dreamers. We grew up dreaming of one day working in the movies. Dreams are the foundation of Hollywood. And dreams are the foundation of America.’

Many people and groups on Twitter expressed their gratitude and support of Nyong’o for her simple, but vitally important speech. Obviously directing her speech at the Trump Administration policies, Nyong’o was an important voice for many immigrants who live in America and deserve to stay.

Here’s what Twitter had to say:

Lupita Nyong’o’s speech is very timely. According to CNN:

‘Immigration advocates are unveiling a fresh advocacy campaign on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program aimed directly at President Donald Trump — even as a March 5 deadline has been rendered toothless and Congress is retreating from action.’

Many people thank you for your advocacy, Lupita. Please don’t stop using your great voice.

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