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Jennifer Lopez Speaks Out About Trump's Immigration Policy And Its Effect On Her Latino Children

Date June 25, 2018 12:08

There’s no better American to call President Trump out on his child separation and zero-tolerance policy than Jennifer Lopez.

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J-Lo is a proud Latino

The majority of her fans know her a simply ‘Jenny From the Block', but she is way more than an American pop singer.

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J-Lo is Puerto Rican American and a mom to twins Maximilian and Emme Maribel, who look exactly like the Latinos they are.

 

Reading the news about the separation of children from their families, I can’t help but think about my own children. I cannot fathom a world where they would be ripped from my arms, taken to a place no better than a prison far from home. I feel we will never forget this moment in time. Bearing witness to these atrocities and that’s what they are, I can say for sure, remaining silent is not an option. As a Latino, and as you know very well, a proud Bronx born Puerto Rican American, we and the people of all different races, roots, and culture have enriched this country. But the recent rhetoric and constant dismissal of what we bring to the table has to stop. This is about basic human rights and decency. If you care about children, have concern for the lack of transparency about this disastrous display, in full view to the world in general, I encourage you first to get caught up on the situation. Next, call your congressperson and demand an answer, but I also want you to remain hopeful—hold fast to hope, faith and Love. We first need to admit we have a problem before we can heal it. We cannot focus on the evil, we must push towards unity and get to a healing place. ITS ALL IN OUR HANDS. Supporting one another in these troubled times, we can remain on the right side of history: the side where children are safe and in their parents arms. Act now, call now, speak now, LOVE now. #familiesbelongtogether #lovenothate

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Because of this, more than most people speaking out, the singer feels very keenly the horror of tearing children who look like hers from their parents, and she is speaking out about this.

Trump backs down

Her demand comes after the Trump administration finally signed an executive order ending the border separation of illegal immigrants and their children.

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However, the supposed leniency of Trump still suspiciously requires that immigrants are treated as criminals once they cross the border, and it is unclear what will become of their children.

Trump supporters speak up

Still, his supporters cannot stand those who are critical of the president, even if these critics include some of their favourite celebrities and spiritual leaders.

One woman, the mom of a slain U.S. police officer, Mary Ann Mendoza, has called out the media for choosing to be sensational at a critical time. Like Trump, she even called immigrants 'aliens' and asked people to wake up.

What do you think?

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