On Friday night, she used her social media accounts to urge Congress to pass the bill and protect nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in America as children (who are often referred to as Dreamers) from deportation:
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, and on Instagram garnered more than 350,000 “likes” 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.