Immigration Reform News 2017: Celebrities slam Pres. Trump's immigration policy


It looks like President Trump’s immigration reform policy is a never-ending controversy. Hollywood is a multi-racial world, thus it’s inevitable that even celebrities have shown adverse reactions to the new executive order.

It was previously reported, that the newly-proclaimed American president signed a legislation that suspends the country’s Refugee Assistance Program and bans visa entry from the seven countries with a Muslim-majority population. This is part of Trump’s effort to eliminate radical Muslims and to prevent terrorist attacks.

Humanitarian actress Angelina Jolie, who is a special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, wrote an Op-Ed piece titled “Refugee Policy Should Be Based on Facts, Not Fear,” and it is published in The New York Times.

In her lengthy article, Jolie discouraged the American government from targeting the innocent civilians. Instead, she urged them “to look to the sources of the terrorist threat to the conflicts that give space and oxygen to groups like the Islamic State, and the despair and lawlessness on which they feed.”

Due to the presidential order, Syrian refugees were detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

One of “The Avengers” stars, Mark Ruffalo, called that detainment day as the “day the music died.”

Other celebrities turn to social media to slam the White House’s immigration ban.

“As someone who was born in Pakistan I can tell you coming into America is VERY difficult. A #Muslimban accomplishes nothing but hate,” “Silicon Valley” actor Kumail Nanjiani posted on Twitter.

“Honestly I feel like we are in a nightmare right now!! In a country founded by immigrants how did immigrant become a bad word!” said Jennifer Lopez, a Puerto Rican-American performer, on Instagram.

Born from an immigrant family as well, Kal Penn received a hate comment, telling him that he doesn’t belong in America. As a response, the “House” star posted that he started an online fundraising campaign for the Syrian refugees.