It was only a matter of time until UN ambassador and humanitarian Angelina Jolie spoke out regarding Donald Trump’s refugee ban.
As expected, she didn’t let us down with her moving and powerful words, which essentially encourage the country to show compassion and make decisions based on facts, not fear…
“I’m proud of our country’s history of giving shelter to the most vulnerable people,” she wrote in a New York Times editorial. “Americans have shed blood to defend the idea that human rights transcend culture, geography, ethnicity and religion.
“The truth is that even if the numbers of refugees we take in are small, and we do the bare minimum, we do it to uphold the United Nations conventions and standards we fought so hard to build after World War II, for the sake of our own security.
“Acting out of fear is not our way. Targeting the weakest does not show strength.”
Angelina also went on to explain that Trump is “playing with fire”, and reflected on her own personal experiences as the mother of six children, three of whom were adopted from Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam.
“As the mother of six children, who were all born in foreign lands and are proud American citizens, I very much want our country to be safe for them, and all our nation’s children.
“But I also want to know that refugee children who qualify for asylum will always have a chance to plead their case to a compassionate America.”
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