The singer tried to imagine how she would feel if her own children were "ripped from my arms."
Joining the rising chorus of artists, activists and politicians decrying the Trump administration's child detention policy, Jennifer Lopez posted a series of tweets on Thursday (June 21) encouraging all Americans to come together to fight against what she called "atrocities."
"Reading the news about the separation of children from their families, I can’t help but think about my own children," she said of 10 year-old twins Emme and Max. "I cannot fathom a world where they would be ripped from my arms, taken to a place no better than a prison far from home." Lopez's tweets came less than a day after a rare reversal by President Trump on Wednesday (June 20), when his administration backed down over its widely reviled child detention policy, which has separated more than 2,300 undocumented children from their parents since a "zero tolerance" policy was enacted in early May.