These 13 Latino Celebrities Are Not Staying Quiet After Trump’s Travel Ban
On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that prohibited immigrants, including refugees, from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States — and people nationwide are uniting in protest.
According to The New York Times, the order calls for suspended entry of all refugees to the U.S. for 120 days, a ban on Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry for 90 days for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
People flooded airports all over the country to protest this ban that some are calling unconstitutional.Crowds protesting the Muslim ban at Raleigh-Durham Airport/ Araceli Cruz
Latino celebrities, like J.Lo, are voicing their thoughts on their social media profiles.
Jennifer Lopez can’t separate a nightmare from reality.
Brooklyn native Rosie Perez gave her hometown a shout out after protesters gathered in masses at Cadman Plaza.
— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) January 29, 2017
Even though Gina Rodriguez was at the Golden Globes this weekend, she remained vocal all weekend long online.
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The “Jane The Virgin” star effortlessly multitasked during this busy weekend and also revealed her new production deal with CBS to deliver shows featuring people of color.
America Ferrera encouraged her followers to join the protest at LAX.
There's a protest tonight at LAX against the Muslim ban. Let's stand for each other Los Angeles! We reject the demonization of our Muslim brothers and sisters! #heretostay #nobannowall #refugeeswelcome #immigrantswelcome
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She also told fans and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick that she was deleting the Uber app from her phone for Uber’s recent breaking of strike lines after the New York Taxi Workers Alliance halted service to JFK Airport in solidarity with the protests there.
Gael García Bernal released a moving clip to help refugees.
— Oxfam International (@Oxfam) January 30, 2017
The video explores how Bernal is helping refugees through Oxfam, and how you can help too.
Zoe Saldana shared a touching quote about discrimination.
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The actresses posted an image and quote by Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu, an American civil rights activist who objected to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. He wanted to enlist in the U.S. military but was turned away because of his ethnicity. Google also celebrated Korematsu’s birthday today by featuring him on their homepage.
Actress Melonie Diaz got proactive by providing a record of her disapproval of Trump and his advisor Steve Bannon.
— Melonie Diaz (@Melonie_Diaz) January 27, 2017
One of the most useful ways to make your voice be heard is to call your local senator or representative and tell them how you feel.
John Leguizamo was on social media all weekend telling his followers how to stay involved.
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Our favorite fast food joint gave out free burgers to protesters, and George Lopez helped spread the good news.
As If @in.and.out.burgers wasn't already #Chingon , This sign at #LAX tonight brings us all together , The Animal Double Double stands in unity with the protein lettuce wraps #Unity #nowallnoban ( Unity we stand in protest of the #tangerinetwat ??#ftp @miabrookstyle @lopezontvland @comedyhype @comedygetdown @comedygetdownbet
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We all know how George Lopez feels about Trump, so this shout out to In-N-Out was especially meaningful. Burgers for standing up for our rights? It’s doesn’t get more chingon than that.
Cristela Alonzo told issue voters, who perhaps are having second thoughts about their presidential vote, how she truly feels.
You can say you're a one issue voter to make yourself feel better but you really voted for this. Don't forget that. YOU. VOTED. FOR. THIS.
— Cristela Alonzo (@cristela9) January 30, 2017
The actress and comedian did not hold back this weekend.
Dascha Polanco shared incredible images of people protesting at various airports in the country.
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The “Orange Is The New Black” actress was at the Golden Globes in L.A. but made time to show her support for protesters.
Mexican director Guillermo del Toro put everything into perspective with this tweet:
Those that look up or down for help, I have news for you: all we have is each other
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) January 29, 2017
Without each other, we have nothing. Strength in numbers! And this weekend’s protests proved just that.
And Rosario Dawson gave us all a glimmer of hope.
"I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart." – Anne Frank
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) January 29, 2017
This quote, from one of the most famous refugees to have ever lived, is one that we must consider even though we seem to be at odds with each other.
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