“We love that the American story is filled with people who come from all over the world to have a better life here.”
Chrissy Teigen spoke from the heart on Saturday during an appearance at the Families Belong Together march in Los Angeles. Although she couldn’t resist peppering in a few Trump burns — who can? — she spent most of her time at the podium preaching the virtues of America’s immigrant population.
“Making America great doesn’t mean building walls to keep people out; it means continuing to embrace the dreams of immigrants who add to our culture, our economy, and our humanity,” she said, clutching her newborn son Miles in her arms.
“Making America greater most definitely doesn’t mean turning asylum-seekers away or kidnapping their kids to turn them away from coming here.”
Teigen later let her Instagram followers know that for Miles, Families Belong Together was “baby’s first rally.” She was also joined at the L.A. march by husband John Legend, who used his musical gifts to address the crowd.
Legend played a number of songs, including Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” and a newer, original song “Preach,” which he said “feels right for this moment.” The lyrics encourage listeners to channel their angers and frustrations into action, rather than disengaging. “Can’t see the use in me crying if I’m not even trying to make the change I want to see,” he sang.
Families Belong Together marches played out all across the United States — and in other parts of the world — on Saturday. The movement sprung up earlier in June as a response to the Donald Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.