Mexican stars Alejandro Fernández and Fher Olvera have joined “We Are Home/Estamos en Nuestro Hogar,” a national campaign that calls for changes in immigration policy. The campaign was launched by a coalition of immigration rights organizations that include Community Change/Community Change Action; National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)/Care in Action; Service Employees International Union (SEIU); United Farm Workers (UFW); and United We Dream.
“To all my Latino friends in the United States, I with you luck,” says Olvera, speaking over his hit “Rayando el Sol” in a YouTube video released by United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led network. “We need to continue to push to change the laws and achieve a fair and humane immigration reform.”
Although Olvera has never endorsed U.S. political candidates, he and his band, Maná, have been longstanding advocates of voters’ rights, immigrant rights and human rights.
Also joining the “We Are Home” campaign is Alejandro Fernández, who has been a vocal supporter of Biden and sang from Mexico at one of the inauguration events. “There are more than 11 million stories like these,” says Fernandez in his video, which shows multiple immigrant faced (the 11 million alludes to the estimated number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States). “Because of you, your fight, I join this campaign. We demand citizenship, dignity and a halt to deportations.”
Olvera and Fernández’s call to action are the first acts of what organizers are calling a “multimillion-dollar campaign” that will include digital advertising and lobbying aimed at changing immigration laws.