Immigration has been a hot-button issue since Donald Trump took office in 2016. Since then, it has escalated to horrific, with the administration pushing more immigration laws and using unethical means to enforce them.
The treatment of immigrants, especially the children, at the border has forced Trump and his administration to dance their way around the movements and organizations fighting for immigrant rights.
But do they have the moves to get around RiRi?
Rihanna made a rare award show appearance when she honored Mary J. Blige at this year's BET Awards. While there, she spoke to The Root about what she believes Americans need to do to fight against the Trump administration in the video above:
“I think in any situation where it's as devastating as what's happening in America right now with the immigrants you have to be as loud as you can…As a nation—put all your heads together, put all your voices together, and be as loud as possible. That the only way politicians and the government actually listen, when they feel that their country is as concerned as the matter is concerning.”
Complex reports that Rihanna has already used her new Fenty fashion line to make this point as well. She recently posted a photo of one of her new graphic T-shirts that proudly states “Immigrant,” with a caption that reads, "hey @realdonaldtrump."
Slate reports that in the last year since Americans found out about the U.S. government separating families at the border, roughly 700 families have been separated. Children are being held in overcrowded Border Control Stations and are being subjected to inhumane conditions. According to HuffPost, four toddlers last week were so ill and neglected by the U.S. Border Patrol while staying in the facility in McAllen, Texas, that their lawyers forced the government to hospitalize them.