These Celebrities Want You To Know That They're Immigrants And Proud

Rosario Dawson, Lupita Nyong'o and more than 50 others explain why we all should support #IAmAnImmigrant, too.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

America is a country of immigrants. Celebrities are coming together for Immigrant Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage with the I Am An Immigrant campaign. 

Rosario Dawson, Lupita Nyong'o, Kerry Washington and more than 50 stars joined forces for the campaign, which includes a video for the cause. "What I think is so wonderful about Amrica is the fact that it's a society of immigrants," says Lupita in the clip. "The notion of America not supporting immigrants to me is absurd," says Akon. "America was built on immigrants."

Each celebrity was photographed by director Cary Fukunaga (of True Detective fame) and a special #IAmAnImmigrant t-shirt has been commissioned.

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