When Juanes and John Legend Performed Together to Raise Awareness About Immigration Detention

Jan 21, 2016
9:04 AM

Yesterday outside the Eloy Detention Center in Eloy, Arizona, (yes, the jail notoriously known for abuses against immigrants), Juanes and John Legend took to a makeshift stage and shed a massive light on the issue of jailing immigrants, a topic many have been talking about for years.

As expected, seeing these two Grammy winners raising awareness spread like wildfire through the immigrant rights community:

The following video from Fusion about the performance has already gotten more than 1.7 million views:

John Legend’s #FreeAmerica campaignMusicians John Legend and Juanes just performed outside Eloy Immigration Detention Center–where about 1500 immigrants are detained–to bring light to our country’s misguided policies and transform America’s criminal justice system. #FreeAmerica

Posted by America with Jorge Ramos on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Puente Arizona and NDLON, two organizations that have been at the forefront of this issue, helped to organize the event. For more about the details, check out NPR’s Latino USA.

By the way, this happened too:

Featured image by @DiegoNachoAZ.