New York rapper 50 Cent is flexing a little political and cultural wit. The hip-hop veteran went to social media to weigh-in on the drama surrounding border control and families getting separated.
Curtis Jackson went to Instagram Wednesday (June 20) and served up a woke af comparison to America’s slavery past to the current immigration family crisis.
After massive outcries, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday (June 20) to keep families together.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed his debunked argument that he had no authority to stop separations of undocumented immigrant families at the border, signing an executive order to keep parents and kids together. “We’re signing an executive order. I consider it to be a very important executive order. It’s about keeping families together, while at the same time being sure we have a very powerful, very strong border,” Trump said. Over the past 24 hours, social media has ignited with emotional messages about what’s happening. (CNN)
Celebrities have resorted to speaking out on the border control drama on their personal IG accounts.
I came to this country as an illegal immigrant @ 5 years old. I can’t imagine the horror of being in a strange place & having my parents stripped away from me at the age of 5. This is so scary to me. Please stop this. Can you try to imagine the terror & panic these kids feel right now? Not knowing if their parents are dead or alive, if they’ll ever see them again… 🇺🇸
These are the kids separated from their families given a piece of what looks like to be aluminum foil as blankets. Once again ask yourself if your neighbor came to your house and your own kid is in a dog cage with aluminum foil as a blanket you would most likely go to jail. This is happening in Real time in America we have to stand together to protect the children God is always Great and he loves all of his children regardless of where they were born. Shame on them Shame on the people who live with their children in comfortable homes but yet send these kids to these jails. God bless
I know that most of you only know me as Angela, and that even writing this feels grossly inadequate, but this has shaken me to my core. Not just because my mother came as an immigrant escaping oppression and stark poverty, but because this is A Human Right’s Violation. Regardless of what your stance is on border control, immigration, asylum seekers, the implementation of these cruel measures should, must turn your stomach. To everyone whose as sickened and enraged as I am by the enactment of this new policy to separate innocent children from their parents, I plead with you to make your voice heard. Protest. Call your Senators (202) 224-3121. Participate in any way that you are able! HOW we enforce our laws is as important as the laws themselves. Sadly throughout history we’ve had an awful track record. And Justifying this tactic because it’s an “effective deterrent” or “they Illegal” doesn’t cut it. Nothing excuses the inhumane treatment of children… of him of her of you of me. #keepfamiliestogether
WHERE IS OUR HUMANITY?!😢😭I’m soo disgusted & broken-hearted this morning!As a mother, I can’t even fathom… my baby girl being ripped from my arms!😢😭#keepfamiliestogether #thisisamerica #trumpadministration #MassaMentality #brokenfamilies #brokenspirits #visciouscycle #SlaveryAnticsIn2018 #ImDone #Repost @traciethoms ・・・ I can’t find the words. So I’ll leave it to #rachelmaddow and @shaunking…. #Repost @shaunking ・・・ My God. The Trump administration has opened up three "tender age" detention centers in South Texas for babies that have been forcefully taken from their parents. A fourth infant detention center is about to be opened. This is Rachel Maddow as she gets the breaking news.
There’s so many thoughts that come to mind when i look at this picture. If this was your child or your relatives how would you feel about this . This is a humanity issue I’ve been up all night tying to understand how can this be possible in the land of the free home of the brave. The biggest form of bravery is to show compassion, i love all Gods children regardless of Race or Color reminds me of Dr Martin Luther King Jr always compassionate about love , even though those who murdered him claimed to be God fearing men. What did we learn from this time in America may God have mercy on us#unitethefamily
Over the past couple of months more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents after entering the United States illegally.
Since early May, 2,342 children have been separated from their parents after crossing the Southern U.S. border, according to the Department of Homeland Security, as part of a new immigration strategy by the Trump administration that has prompted widespread outcry. (NPR)