After several Hollywood actors vocally protested against US President Donald Trump’s sweeping refugee ban, Priyanka Chopra also chimed in.
The Quantico star, who is also a UNICEF global Goodwill Ambassador, said that Trump’s refugee ban, which she described as a “political witch hunt”, has deeply affected her.
In a blog post on Thursday on the professional networking website LinkedIn, which she joined last year as a LinkedIn Influencer, she wrote: “All of the ‘banned’ countries are places where a lot of Unicef work is going on, where children are suffering the most. What can I add that people across professions and age groups have not already said? But adding your voice will definitely make a difference.
“And make a difference we must. Please join me in making our voice stronger so that globally, our children are not discriminated against on the basis of their religion and do not have to bear the brunt of a political witch hunt.”
Priyanka is currently in the US to shoot the second season of her popular TV show Quantico. She divides her time between India and America.
Protests took place at airports across the US in response to Trump’s recent travel ban preventing entry from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Trump signed the executive order last Friday to suspend entry of refugees to the US for 120 days, and imposed an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria. A 90-day ban was also placed on citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries, including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
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