June 11 (UPI) — Colombian singer J Balvin and Indian American cookbook author and television personality Padma Lakshmi have joined a Nick News special about immigration.
Nickelodeon said in a press release Friday that Balvin, Laskhmi (pictured, left), Canadian-American comedian Samantha Bee (center), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (right) and Australian professional basketball player Ben Simmons will take part in the TV special Nick News: Kids, Immigration and Equality.
Balvin and the other celebrity guests will share their personal immigration stories and messages of hope to other families.
In addition, the special explores early immigration in the United States, current immigration topics including Dreamers and DACA, and the personal stories of three young community advocates.
“Every immigrant’s story is individual, and yet in the U.S., it is a collective experience many can relate to. In fact, over 25 percent of kids in the U.S. under the