Jennifer Lopez sounds off on Trump immigration policy
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Jennifer Lopez condemned the Trump administration for its controversial “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal immigration on Thursday and pleaded to her followers on social media to educate themselves on the matter.

“Reading the news about the separation of children from their families, I can’t help but think about my own children,” Lopez wrote on Instagram. “I cannot fathom a world where they would be ripped from my arms, taken to a place no better than a prison far from home.”

Reading the news about the separation of children from their families, I can’t help but think about my own children. I cannot fathom a world where they would be ripped from my arms, taken to a place no better than a prison far from home. I feel we will never forget this moment in time. Bearing witness to these atrocities and that’s what they are, I can say for sure, remaining silent is not an option. As a Latino, and as you know very well, a proud Bronx born Puerto Rican American, we and the people of all different races, roots, and culture have enriched this country. But the recent rhetoric and constant dismissal of what we bring to the table has to stop. This is about basic human rights and decency. If you care about children, have concern for the lack of transparency about this disastrous display, in full view to the world in general, I encourage you first to get caught up on the situation. Next, call your congressperson and demand an answer, but I also want you to remain hopeful—hold fast to hope, faith and Love. We first need to admit we have a problem before we can heal it. We cannot focus on the evil, we must push towards unity and get to a healing place. ITS ALL IN OUR HANDS. Supporting one another in these troubled times, we can remain on the right side of history: the side where children are safe and in their parents arms. Act now, call now, speak now, LOVE now. #familiesbelongtogether #lovenothate

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The controversial measure, which seeks prosecution for any adult crossing the southern border illegally, resulted in the separation of thousands of migrant families since it was implemented by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsAlabama postpones March 31 GOP Senate runoff Biden has broken all the 'rules' of presidential primaries The Hill's Campaign Report: Defiant Sanders vows to stay in race MORE last month.

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Trump ended the separations with an executive order on Wednesday. However, it remains unclear how that will effect children already separated from their parents or guardians, and the administration is retaining its "zero tolerance" stance.

“I feel we will never forget this moment in time. Bearing witness to these atrocities and that’s what they are, I can say for sure, remaining silent is not an option,” Lopez said.

“As a Latino, and as you know very well, a proud Bronx born Puerto Rican American, we and the people of all different races, roots, and culture have enriched this country,” the 48-year-old "Shades of Blue" star added. “But the recent rhetoric and constant dismissal of what we bring to the table has to stop. This is about basic human rights and decency.”

Lopez went on to call her followers to contact their local congressperson, before saying: “I also want you to remain hopeful — hold fast to hope, faith and Love. ITS ALL IN OUR HANDS.”