John Legend Says Immigration Deportation That Separates Families Is 'Heartbreaking and Enraging'

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John Legend is speaking up about immigration deportation, and revealing why immigration deportation policies have left him "heartbroken."

Legend, 37, performed alongside Colombian musician Juanes outside of an immigration detention center in Arizona on Wednesday, and in an interview with ABC News, the "All of Me" singer discussed his views on immigration and mass incarceration.

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A soon-to-be father himself, Legend revealed that hearing "stories of families being separated" have significantly affected him, but noted that one does not necessarily need to be a father to feel the same emotions that he feels about deportations separating families.

"I think all of us are [heartbroken], whether we have kids or not," Legend said. "If we hear these stories, they're heartbreaking and enraging, and it makes us want to do better."

"I don't think you have to be a father to feel that, but I certainly am aware of what it means to have a family and what it means to be together as a family, and to have that ripped apart," Legend added.

Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, are expecting their first child, a baby girl, this year.