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Artist Pitbull performs onstage in New York City, July 19, 2015.
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Celebrities who have protested Donald Trump’s views on immigration will attend a festival in New York City on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18 where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will host a naturalization ceremony for 100 new American citizens.

Pitbull and Gloria Estefan will be on hand for the PEOPLE en Español Festival this weekend, the magazine’s annual event coinciding with Hispanic Heritage Month. (PEOPLE en Español and TIME are both owned by Time Inc.)

Many in the Latin American community have taken issue with Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s rhetoric and views on immigration.

Estefan teamed up with her husband, Grammy Award-winning producer Emilio Estefan, and other performers like Carlos Santana, Thalia and Wyclef Jean, to release a celebratory, bilingual anthem in September called “We’re All Mexican.”

“There’s a message being sent out to the world where people are giving opinions that are plain wrong,” Estefan, who is Cuban-American, told Billboard. “We need to lift up our pride and show the world what we’re doing.”

Fellow Festival participant Pitbull has also attacked Trump’s rhetoric, asking other presidential candidates to ponte las pilas, or “Step it up,” in July, CNNPolitics reported.

The naturalization ceremony will be held at 11:30 am on Sunday at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Singer Thalia and baseball player Mariano Rivera will attend the naturalization ceremony. Other attendees at the festival include Broadway legend Rita Moreno and Orange is the New Black actress Dascha Polanco .

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