Lauren Jauregui Urges Fans to Fight Against Trump’s Unconstitutional Policy
On January 27, 2017, exactly one week after he was sworn in as President of the United States, Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that temporarily bans citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the USA and suspends the admission of all refugees, leaving hundreds of people stranded, detained, etc., with seemingly no hope in sight. Immigration lawyers worked tirelessly as concerned citizens protested at airports and in major cities over the weekend, doing all they could to help those affected by the Commander in Chief’s horrifying decision.
US District Judge Ann Donnelly granted an emergency stay in the wake of President Trump’s order, saying it was unconstitutional for authorities to remove people from the seven countries who arrived to the U.S. after it was signed. While this emergency decision helped some, the problem is far from solved.
Countless celebrities joined their fellow Americans to protest Mr. Trump’s order, but Lauren Jauregui specifically had a lot to say to the man that now rules her country.
“Raise your hand if you are an immigrant, or the sons and daughters of immigrant parents, or the grandchildren of immigrants, or the great-grandchildren, or great-great-grandchildren? Wait… are everyone’s hands up—including yours, Mr. Trump — except for the Indigenous people of the Americas?! Because they should be,” the 20-year-old started an open letter acquired by People.
The Fifth Harmony singer, who came out as bisexual in a different open letter to the 70-year-old, continued on to explain how “labeling [immigrants] ‘terrorists’ is just disrespectful to humanity,” because the real terrorism that the country faces comes “at the hands of powerful white men who are willing to systematically kill and conquer without an ounce of empathy for anything but their pockets.”
“We’ve digressed from the true meaning of life. We have replaced the Creator with money and claim Him in the name of war. We have dishonored our children. We have murdered and systematically imprisoned and slaughtered and devalued and drugged up the majority. We have destroyed our Mother Earth. We have enslaved ourselves to the man, and we’re not even bothered by our consequences.”
Ultimately, Lauren encouraged her followers to stand up and speak out against Trump’s racism, xenophobia, misogyny, etc.
“If you are going to these protests, if you need health insurance for yourself or a sick loved one, if you are a woman, if you are a person of color, if you are disabled, if you practice any sort of religion, if you care about the air you breathe and the water you drink, if you showed up to that Women’s March in whatever city or state or country or town you came from, you need to fight back. We need to come together and let this administration know that we are not going to stand for another Nazi Germany or Stalin Russia or Mao Zedong China. The list is endless in the course of history, and it all happens the exact same way. The phrase history repeats itself is not a cliche for free… Check out the IPJC.org and ACLU.org and take action in a community near you. We cannot afford woke tweets and Instagram posts alone. We need action. Take your future back into your hands.”
You can read LJ’s entire open letter to Donald Trump on People.com.
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