On Friday night, she used her social media accounts to urge Congress to pass the bill to protect from deportation nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children ― often referred to as Dreamers:
Spears wore a T-shirt with the slogan “We are all Dreamers” for the snap. The 36-year-old captioned the image, “Tell Congress to pass the #DreamAct.”
The picture immediately went viral, garnering more than 350,000 “likes” on Instagram in its first five hours online.
Numerous celebrities have urged Congress to pass the bill without delay.
On Wednesday, actors America Ferrera, Jennifer Lawrence and Mark Ruffalo were among 40 figures who wrote an open letter asking Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to do so before the holidays.
Congress, however, has now delayed the discussion until January.
President Donald Trump announced in September that he would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ― which allowed the children of undocumented immigrants to legally stay in the U.S. ― in March 2018.