Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello shares heartfelt message about immigration reform
The beauty performed at the White House last night for the National Tree Lighting and got the opportunity to meet President Obama in person, which inspired her to write the following message:
"It's March in 1997 and I am born in the island of Cuba. I came with my mom to the United States when I was 6 years old. I am a daughter to a Cuban mother and a Mexican father who left everything they knew with only the clothes on their backs to come to a land where they only knew the words "yes" and "no". As a family we built a new life from the ground up in hopes of getting the opportunities to be the people we couldn't be in our own countries."
"In 1997 I was born in a country where the roads are almost as broken as the hope of the people. It is 2014 and today I got to hug and thank Barack Obama with tears in my eyes for everything he does in supporting immigration because of all the people like my family and I in foreign countries that have dreams of being doctors and professors and artists and of being bigger than the circumstances they are BORN in."
"It is 2014 and I am a Cuban Mexican proud American citizen. I look behind me and I see the White House, but i also see my parents and other immigrant families taking a last look at the home country. I look in front and see the president and his family. But, I also see us - and the families to come - wiping the sweat off our brows, looking up, and thanking God that we made that choice."
Watch the girls' music video for 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' below:
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