Angelina Jolie joins dozens of celebrities in speaking out against President Trump’s executive order concerning immigration. The celebrity mom recently penned an open letter published by the New York Times discussing the order’s temporary ban on refugees coming from seven countries heavily populated by Muslims.

“I’m proud of our country’s history of giving shelter to the most vulnerable people,” Angelina wrote. “The decision to suspend the resettlement of refugees to the United States and deny entry to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has been met with shock by our friends around the world precisely because of this record.”


Jolie went on to tell readers that her family is a testament to diversity. “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,” she explained.

“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. And that we can manage our security without writing off citizens of entire countries — even babies — as unsafe to visit our country by virtue of geography or religion.”

Angelina Jolie and estranged husband Brad Pitt co-parent six kids. Read the celebrity mom’s open letter in its entirety here.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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