John Legend, Eugenio Derbez Join LA March for Immigrant Rights

John Legend and Eugenio Derbez (Credit: DepositPhotos)

A who’s who of Hollywood stars were set to take to the streets Saturday to march for immigrant rights.

John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and Mexican superstar Eugenio Derbez all planned to take part in the “Families Belong Together:
Freedom for Immigrants” march in downtown Los Angeles, according to their social media accounts.

The three were set to join thousands of others expected outside Los Angeles City Hall to demand the Trump administration reunite families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, and end detentions under its “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

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Legend and Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas were scheduled to perform at the march, Billboard reported Friday. Laverne Cox, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti are also expected to participate.

The march started at 11 a.m., and organizers encouraged everyone to wear white.

The L.A. protest was one of more 700 planned in cities around the country, according to familiesbelongtogether.org.

“On June 30, we’re rallying in Washington, D.C., and around the country to tell Donald Trump and his administration to permanently end the separation of kids from their parents,” the group wrote in a statement on its website. “End family internment camps. End the ‘zero-humanity’ policy that created this crisis. And reunify the children with their parents.”

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America Ferrera tweeted Friday, saying she planned to join the rally in Washington, D.C., and encouraged her followers to participate as well.

Kerry Washington also took to Twitter to urge fans to march with her in New York City.

According to MoveOn.Org, protest marches were also planned outside the U.S., with events scheduled in Mexico City, London, Paris, Toronto and other cities around the globe.

Under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, the government began prosecuting immigrants caught entering the U.S. Illegally.

On June 20, Trump signed an executive order to end the policy of separating children from their parents after facing international condemnation. But according to The Associated Press, around 2,000 children are still being held in detention facilities.

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