Thousands of people are marching in cities across the country on Saturday, June 30, to protest President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" migration policy. Hamilton Author Lin-Manuel Miranda joined the Families Belong Together March in Washington, DC, and the acclaimed Broadway star sang a lullaby for children separated from their families. Miranda's lullaby "Dear Theodosia" comes straight out of his hit musical, and it's a touching ode to Aaron Burr's daughter Theodosia and Hamilton's son Philip.
As seen in CNN's video of the rally before moving into an A- […] Because there are parents at the moment who can not sing lullabies to their children I will sing only a lullaby that I have written, and that is for these parents, and us will not stop until they can sing them back to their children. "
In the full video shared by Now This You Can Hear the audience joins Miranda and the singer sc Hien visibly moved. After his appearance, he shared on Twitter with: "The moment in which the audience comes in with the dissenting will live forever in my heart." Thank you. "
On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration would reunite all children who were separated due to the "zero tolerance" policy within 30 days, as reported by CNN. However, activists and protesters like Miranda want to make sure that the current government enforces the order and at the same time makes its voice heard on the issue of family separation.
Miranda was one of many celebrities who appeared on marches on Saturday. Others who marched include Chrissy Teigen, Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington, and Amy Schumer . Keys read a letter at the rally in D.C. written by a mother who has been separated from her son. Keys own son, Egypt, 7, was on the march with her, and before she read the letter she explained why family reunion means so much to her .
"My 7 year old son is here with me today, his name is Egypt, I could not imagine not finding him, I could not imagine being separated. how it is treated, and that is our all fight, because if it can happen to a child, it can happen to my child, your child and all our children. "
Keys, Egypt, and Miranda closed Superstore Star America Ferrera for a photo at the rally. They all wear white, the color that people wear, to show their support for the reunification of children who have been separated from their parents under the zero-tolerance policy. Miranda titled the photo with a simple message: "# FamiesBelongTogether # DC America & Alicia & Egypt."
While many topics divide the party line, a CNN poll found that 67 percent of Americans are against parents. As Miranda's heartbreaking rendition of "Dear Theodosia" shows, there are far too many children who have days since their parents do not have them at night, while they wait for the American government to reunite them with their parents.
The "Families Belong Together" marches spawned both celebrities and thousands of concerned citizens who wanted to see the damage done by this policy – at least to the extent that it could. The support of people like Miranda can only help and reinforce the voices opposed to this government's immigration policy. While only time will tell how long it will take to bring these families back together, it's nice to know that Miranda and so many others let these kids know that they're advocates fighting for them [1965-9012]