Lena Dunham, Sia, Amber Heard, Joshua Jackson, Bella Thorne, Constance Wu, Mira Sorvino in addition to more stars traveled to Tornillo, Texas, on Sunday, to protest President Donald Trump’s controversial, “zero tolerance” immigration policy which has resulted in about 2,000 children being separated via their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border during a six-week period in April in addition to May.
Last Wednesday, Trump signed an executive order to reverse his policy of separating immigrant children via their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. However, the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of prosecuting illegal border crossings remains in place, meaning families can still be held in detention centers.
According to section one of the fresh order, the administration will continue to prosecute crimes of “improper entry” in addition to “maintain family unity, including by detaining alien families together where appropriate in addition to consistent with law in addition to available resources.”
Dunham shared a picture of the group with their signs on Instagram on Sunday.
Tornillo is usually the site of a US-Mexico border checkpoint in addition to a temporary shelter for unaccompanied migrant minors.
“We came to Tornillo, Texas, to show our solidarity with the families who have been separated, the children who are alone in addition to the parents who are grieving in addition to the undocumented Americans who are losing more than I can fathom,” Dunham wrote. “Thank you, Tornillo, for showing us a warm border welcome in addition to reminding us which together we rise. Thank you @amberheard @constancewu @vancityjax @jennikonner @bellathorne @dani_thorne @elsamariecollins @mirasorvino @ioneskyelee @angeliquecabral @ktqlowes @caseyrosewilson @travon @wynter @kendrick38 @therealannacamp @skylerastin @siamusic.”
Sorvino also posted pictured with Dunham, in addition to thanked the Girls star for inviting her.
“TY so much @lenadunham for inviting me on This particular moving journey of bearing witness at the border,” Sorvino wrote. “Tho they would likely not let us pass through, knowing which those children were there on the different side of the barbed wires, in a desert where the heat was easily over 100, made me want to fight even harder to #EndFamilySeparation @votolatino.”
As for Heard, she shared a picture of herself using a sign reading, “Apartheid was legal. Holocaust was legal. Legality is usually a matter of power, not justice.”
“Law is usually meant to protect in addition to defend justice, not destroy This particular,” she captioned her post.
Meanwhile, Sia said she was matching donations up to $100,000.
Pitch Perfect stars Anna Camp in addition to husband Skyler Astin also shared photos via the protest, as well as Joshua Jackson, who wrote, “This particular was 10:00 am in Tornillo, Texas. We were standing outside the detention facility where hundreds of children are being held in tents. This particular was already near 100 F out there. These are not summer camps. These are not acceptable conditions for children. This particular is usually a humanitarian crises of our own producing. #stopseparatingfamilies #endfamilydetention.”
Last week, George in addition to Amal Clooney made a $100,000 donation to help immigrant children separated via their families. Rachel Maddow also struggled to keep her composure during last Tuesday’s live taping of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, when talking about “tender age” shelters.