Common, Questlove, Nas & More Speak Out Against Trump’s Family Separation Policy

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Rappers have come out strong against Trump’s new policy

Last month, President Donald Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new “zero tolerance” policy when it comes to immigrants who try to cross the border. When Sessions made the announcement, the AG said: “If you are smuggling a child then we will prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you as required by law.”

Since then, more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the border. These children are being placed in makeshift tents and centers, while their parents are being prosecuted.

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The new policy and the treatment these children have dominated news coverage. You can’t ignore the story anymore.

Celebrities and rappers aren’t quiet, either. These pop culture figures have been speaking out against the images and details that are being released. Some have released details about how you can help. Others have shared the harrowing video of Rachel Maddow crying during a newscast on Tuesday evening.

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Scroll down to see what Questlove, Common, Nas, T.I.,Lin-Manuel Miranda, Diddy, and more are saying about Trump and his “zero tolerance” policy.


From @linguafrancanyc’s feed. I know I know “it’s not gonna matter if i call” IT WILL MATTER AND DOES! I called, you call.

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This is as easy as it gets folks. I read the comments. It can’t get no easier than this. This helps ALOT!!! #keepfamiliestogether

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The result of evil ways.

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This is Fu*king Disgusting!!! Swipe and take action NOW!!!!

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