(AllHipHop News) As the fallout from Donald Trump’s immigration/refugee executive order continues to reverberate throughout America and beyond, more celebrities are sharing their thoughts on the new United States policy.
Trinidadian-born rapper Nicki Minaj posted a statement about the Trump EO on Twitter.
“The most harmful thing you could ever take away from another human being is hope,” wrote Nicki.
The Young Money representative added the hashtags #ProudImmigrant #Grateful #TaxPayerButIcantVote #America to her tweet.
Nicki joined other stars such as Rihanna and DJ Khaled in expressing their support for immigration.
The political firestorm surrounding Trump’s controversial executive order reached a critical point overnight when the President fired the acting head of the Justice Department.
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates refused to enforce the EO on the grounds she believes the action is unconstitutional.
“My responsibility is to ensure that the position of the Department of Justice is not only legally defensible, but is informed by our best view of what the law is after consideration of all the facts,” said Yates in a letter. “In addition, I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right.”
Yates was replaced by US attorney Dana Boente, a Barack Obama appointment.
Boente informed Department of Justice lawyers to “defend the lawful orders of our President.”
Trump’s executive order bars people from Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for the next 90 days.
Vetted refugees, legal immigrants, and tourists have been detained at airports, and some have even been sent back to the country of orgin as a result of the EO.
As far as Nicki Minaj, this is not the first time she has taken aim at a Donald Trump proposed policy.
She rapped “island girl, Donald Trump want me go home” and “now I’m praying all my foreigns don’t get deported” on “Black Barbies” as a response to Trump’s campaign promise to deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants.