This Latina Pop Star Just Dragged Trump In An Open Letter That Will Make You Slow Clap
Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony wrote a powerful open letter to Donald Trump letting him know exactly what she thinks of the executive order he signed on Friday, January 27th, 2017, that temporarily bans non-U.S.-citizens (including green card-holding permanent residents, international students and refugees) from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States.
The 20-year-old Cuban-American did not mince words. The letter, which was published by People, opens with:
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.
She gives a brief, yet sobering history of how “this country was built and continues to survive off the backs of immigrants and refugees.”
The open letter isn’t just for Trump; it’s a call to action for all of us:
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.
And if you’re not sure what you can do, Jauregui writes:
Jauregui has a strong and beautiful voice regardless of whether she’s using it to sing or fight oppression.
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