In light of Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, many have come forward to express their support for the decision to temporarily protect some 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. From international organizations to Hollywood superstars, countless people around the globe have voiced their opinions concerning the broken state of the U.S. immigration system. On Dec. 2, a group of famous names in late-night television joined forces to rally support for the Obama’s decision.
During Tuesday night’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” the host welcomed a special guest: NBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams. The journalist, who celebrated his 10-year anniversary at the Nightly News on that day, took to the mic to perform a slow jam presenting the news about Obama’s immigration reform action.
Backed up by the musical stylings of Questlove and his band The Roots, Williams and Fallon gave a comical but informative report. They summed up the executive order and the protections that will be provided to 5 million people, including undocumented immigrants with children who have American citizenship as well as those who have been in the U.S. for five years or longer. The performers also touched on the need for bipartisan support of immigration reform.
“My prez Obama don’t want none until you pass bills, hon ‘!,” Williams sang with a humorous tone. “We’re going to need more compromise on Capitol Hill.”
“Time has come,” Fallon chimed in. “Together we’ll pass this bill.”
“The system is broken,” Questlove sang with passion. “The president’s spoken. The American dream ain’t just for the few.”
This is just one of the many times Fallon and guests have delivered the news in musical form, a segment called “Slow Jam The News.”