On Friday 27th January 2017 there was an announcement outlining Donald Trump's executive order and immigration ban, suspending entry of nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) into the U.S.
Consequently chaos fell upon the lives of thousands of people connected to their home, work and family lives with many now not able to see their family own members living in the U.S or even be able to get back into work due to the ban; leaving their family lives and careers in the bleak unknown and full of uncertainty for the future.
The ban was denounced by the UN's Rights Chief as 'mean-spirited' and illegal under international human rights law.
Needless to say the announcement was swiftly followed by nationwide outrage and a weekend of protests across the world, with protesters grouping in the millions to show their absolute disgust at the decision, strongly protesting in huge numbers against the new President and all that he stands for.
Many Celebrities at the recent Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAGS) put forward their own points of view, with presenters and actors alike using the stage as a platform to speak up about the appalling, targeted vetting system now active in the U.S and to make clear that they are against Trump's disgusting and shameful travel ban.
Here are three females who spoke up at the SAGS and what they said:
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It is a shame to see that such a 'person' ever made it to have his seat in the White House. In such a time as now it can be difficult to understand or even comprehend a world of people that seemed to be all for the Brexit and Donald Trump to be President of the United States of America. It is at least some-what warming to see that the whole world does NOT agree and that millions are NOT going to just sit quietly and watch racism and discrimination happening and say nothing at all just because it does not directly affect them. What happens next remains to be seen. We have all come so far in terms of equality, diversity and acceptance...it kills to think that so many want us to go right back to where we started. We applaud all who are against it.
Keep your heads up. Stand strong, firm and united. Many similar battles have been fought and won in the past. There is hope.