Posted on Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 2:20pm PDT By X17 Staff
We were wondering when she was going to weigh in on this!
Angelina Jolie has been a special envoy for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees since 2001, so to say she's well-informed would be an understatement, and the actress is outraged by President Trump's recent immigration ban.
"Refugees are men, women and children caught in the fury of war, or the cross hairs of persecution. Far from being terrorists, they are often the victims of terrorism themselves. Americans have shed blood to defend the idea that human rights transcend culture, geography, ethnicity and religion. 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," she wrote in an op-ed for The New York Times.
While the Oscar winner agrees that the safety of our nation is important, she doesn't believe that the current administration's executive order is the solution. "Our response must be measured and should be based on facts, not fear," she fumed.
The issue hits close to home, as all of her kids were born outside the United States.
"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. 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. It is simply not true that our borders are overrun or that refugees are admitted to the United States without close scrutiny," she concluded.
Saint Angie should be our leader!
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