Actress, singer and producer Selena Gomez touched about the immigration crises in the United States has written an essay for Time magazine revealing in it her origin.
She wrote; "Undocumented immigration is an issue I think about every day, and I never forget how blessed I am to have been born in this country thanks to my family and the grace of circumstance."
"My grandparents followed, and my father was born in Texas soon after."
"When I read the news headlines or see debates about immigration rage on social media, I feel afraid for those in similar situations. I feel afraid for my country."
Inspired by her experiences, she took up the offer to co-execute the movie "Living Undocumented."
Approached with the project in 2017. She said she wanted to "shine a light on eight immigrant families in the US from different countries and backgrounds, all facing possible deportation."
In her write-up, she stated: "I watched footage outlining their deeply personal journeys and I cried. It captured the shame, uncertainty, and fear I saw my own family struggle with. But it also captured the hope, optimism, and patriotism so many undocumented immigrants still hold in their hearts despite the hell they go through."
She said she felt moved to use her platform "to be a voice for people who are too afraid to speak." Considering the fact that she is a Mexican-American immigrants herself.
"Living Undocumented" launches globally on Netflix on Wednesday.