J.Lo’s plea over displaced US migrant children:
Jennifer Lopez is advocating her fans to rail against the US government’s separation of migrant children from their parents who are being arrested for illegally entering the country.
Politicians are set to vote on new measures after President Donald Trump agreed to stop the controversial policy.
The singer, whose own parents moved to New York City from Puerto Rico, described the scenes as”atrocities” against”fundamental human rights” and urged her followers to call on their local government representative for immediate action.
The 48-year-old posted the below picture of a distressed child, alongside a lengthy piece of writing expressing her concern.
In it she wrote: “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.”
She added: “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.”