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Emilio Estefan combats Donald Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric with 'We're All Mexican'

By Marilyn Malara
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Emilio Estefan combats Donald Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric with 'We're All Mexican'
Emilio Estefan and wife Gloria arrive on the red carpet at the ASCAP 100 Centennial Awards at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City on November 17, 2014. Photo by John Angelillo | License Photo

MIAMI, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Producer Emilio Estefan announced the release of a collaborative tribute song championing immigration to combat the presidential election's conservative anti-Mexico rhetoric.

More directly aimed at Donald Trump's remarks made earlier this summer calling Mexican immigrants "rapists" and criminals, the song -- penned by Estefan -- is aptly named "We're All Mexican."

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Singers Carlos Santana, Thalia, Pepe Aguilar and the producer's famous wife, Gloria Estefan are slated for a spot in the tune among dozens of others, Billboard reports. Due out in late September, "We're All Mexican" will also feature reggaeton singer Wisin, Wyclef Jean and Enrique Santos.

The Grammy award-winning producer told the outlet he decided to write the song after witnessing Trump's anti-Latin statements on TV. "There's a message being sent out to the world where people are giving opinions that are plain wrong," he said. "We need to lift up our pride and show the world what we're doing."

In a video statement uploaded in both Spanish and English, the Cuban producer and Miami resident explained why he is producing "We're All Mexican."

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According to the clip, posted to his official Facebook page Thursday, the song is meant to "bring people together, to bring love to this country."

"This country's about love, it's about achievement, and it's about American dreams," he said. "I can't wait for you to see it."

"We're All Mexican" is scheduled for release during Hispanic Heritage Month, which occurs between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15.

Emilio Estefan speaks about his tribute song and video, "We're All Mexican", saluting Hispanic Heritage Month and the achievements of all immigrants.

Posted by Emilio Estefan Official Site on Thursday, September 10, 2015

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