Angelina Jolie is speaking out against President Donald Trump’s executive order targeting Muslim-majority nations and restricting refugees from entering the U.S.
In an op-ed Thursday for The New York Times, the actress and activist argues that as a country, “we must never allow our values to become the collateral damage of a search for greater security.
“Shutting our door to refugees or discriminating among them is not our way, and does not make us safer,” Jolie writes. “Acting out of fear is not our way. Targeting the weakest does not show strength.”
The executive order that Trump signed last week, impacting refugees as well as immigrants and visitors from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, has been largely protested in Hollywood since its inception. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as well as hundreds of celebrities joined protests at airports around the country over the weekend, with more actors speaking out against the travel ban on Sunday at the SAG Awards.