John Legend is appealing to the American people to have mercy and save the kids in his new song, "Preach."
On Saturday, June 30, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter debuted the song during the Families Belong Together rally in Los Angeles.
John Legend 'Preach' About Unethical Border Policy
Before launching into the song, the 39-year-old encouraged the crowd to take action against the controversial border policy that has been separating children from their parents.
"You can't just talk about it or tweet about it," Legend said. "You've got to do something."
In "Preach," a song about the current social and political climate in the United States, the singer-actor expresses the frustration of people who are exhausted from hearing heartbreaking stories on the news.
"Heaven knows I'm not helpless/ But what can I do?/ Can't see the use in any crying/ If I'm not even trying to make the change I want to see," he sang. "I can't just sit and hope/ I can't just sit and pray."
His wife, model and television personality Chrissy Teigen, and their son, Miles, were also present at the event.
Chrissy Teigen: "I'm incredibly proud to be a daughter of an immigrant." pic.twitter.com/rCXsI4zCY5 — Steve Saldivar (@stevesaldivar) June 30, 2018
The celebrity couple has always been vocal about their opposition to the often controversial statements and policies of U.S. President Donald J. Trump. On Twitter, Legend and Teigen have both criticized the immigration policy that was later reversed after it had received intense backlash.
In January, the "All Of Me" singer also called out Trump after the president had called Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa "s***hole countries" in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers regarding protecting immigrants.
The father of two also personally reached out to his friend, Kanye West, about the rapper's support for the Republican leader. In text messages posted on Twitter, Legend warned West about aligning with Trump and the negative message it sends to fans.
pic.twitter.com/L9a7OeywJ6 — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 26, 2018
Celebrities Support Immigrants
Thousands of protesters from across 700 gatherings in the United States have come together to rally behind immigrants and slam the "zero tolerance" border policy of the administration. Celebrities who were involved at the flagship march in Washington D.C. include Lin-Manuel Miranda, America Ferrer, Alicia Keys, Laura Dern, Orange is the New Black stars Laverne Cox and Diane Guerrero, Chadwick Boseman, and more.
Several other stars have voiced their dissenting opinion over the controversial policy that has reportedly separated over 2,000 migrant children from their parents.