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Donald Trump temporarily bans Muslims from entering United States, celebrities encourage others to donate to ACLU

30 January 2017 Entertainment News


Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Donald Trump released an executive order saying that Muslims are temporarily banned from entering the United States and amid the backlash, some celebrities encouraged other people to donate to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and they have also matched some of the donations made by their fans.

ACLU issued a legal challenge to the order of Trump and the funds to be donated will be used for the immigrants. Some of the celebrities who have spoken against the executive order and have encouraged donations to be made to ACLU are Sia , Rosie O’Donnell, and Judd Apatow . These stars said they would match donations that are more than $100,000 in order to “help our queer & immigrant friends.” Jack Antonoff also said he would match donations that are more than $20,000. Antonoff told his fans to stand with him for immigrants and the LGBTQ community.

The executive order is a 90-day suspension of immigration from the seven Muslim countries namely Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The suspension of accepting Syrian refugees is also part of the order.

The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that they will “continue to enforce all of the president’s Executive Orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people.” This was the statement released by the department despite the emergency stay issue by a court.

ACLU released a message regarding the donations noting that with the help of the people, they will stand strong in defense of freedom. They added, “This is a critical time for our country, and for the ACLU. People are counting on us to stand up to Donald Trump and anyone else who tries to advance unconstitutional assaults on our rights.”

Other celebrities who reacted to the situation are Mandy Moore, Zedd , and Sophia Bush.

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