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Priyanka Chopra speaks against Trump’s Immigration ban

The immigration ban by Donald Trump has shook the world and many celebrities have spoken against it.  Joining the list is India’s superstar and now new sensation on American Television, Quantico-lead Priyanka Chopra.

Priyanka Chopra during a visit in the Chandrapur district as part of her work with UNICEF

Priyanka Chopra during a visit in the Chandrapur district as part of her work with UNICEF

In her recent post on a social media site, she has expressed her disappointment over Donald Trump’s 90-day ban of people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from entering the US is justified.  Here’s what she has to say.

The images have been adding up over the weekend. A young boy at an airport desperately clinging to his mother with fear in his eyes after being detained for hours at Dulles International airport in Washington DC, unable to fathom the chaos of being stopped entry into what he knew as his home.

The US, has always acknowledged that it is a country built by immigrants. The anger, frustration and helplessness that has followed US State Department’s 90-day ban of people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from entering the US is justified.

As a global citizen, this has deeply affected me.

Getting ready to post this blog, I was grounded by the news. All of the ‘banned’ countries are places where a lot of UNICEF work is going on, where children are suffering the most. What can I add that people across professions and age groups have not already said? But adding your voice will definitely make a difference.

And make a difference we must. Please join me in making our voice stronger so that globally, our children are not discriminated against on the basis of their religion and do not have to bear the brunt of a political witch hunt.

Credits:  Priyanka Chopra on LinkedIn


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