Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler Among Stars Urging Ivanka Trump to End Family Separation at the U.S.-Mexico Border

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Ivanka Trump is seen at the State Department in Washington on June 27, 2017.

Amy Schumer, Alexa Chung, Sophia Amoruso, Chelsea Handler, Jenni Konner and Audrey Gelman are among the public figures who shared identical Instagram posts to the first daughter.

Stars have taken to their Instagram accounts to encourage Ivanka Trump and the Trump administration to focus on the issue of family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Amy Schumer, Alexa Chung, Sophia Amoruso, Chelsea Handler, Jenni Konner and Audrey Gelman are among the stars who shared identical posts on their Instagram accounts asking Trump to call for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Ivanka Trump follows all of the stars who posted about the issue.

“Dear Ivanka. You follow me on social media," the identical posts begin. "You said family separation was a ‘low point’ for you. The low point is for the separated families. You spoke in past tense. This crisis is ongoing. As of now, 57 children have not been reunited. A child has died after separation. Approximately 400 parents have been deported without their children. There have been multiple claims of sexual and physical abuse in detention. There have been psychotropic drugs administered to children in detention without parental consent. These abuses have occurred on your father’s watch and under the leaderships of Secretary Nielsen. End these racist, inhuman and unconscionable abuses now! We demand you call for the resignation of Secretary Nielsen.”

The first daughter previously said that the issue was "a low point" for her at an event hosted by Axios in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 2. "I feel very strongly about that, and I am very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children," she said.

See some of the Instagram posts below.

 

@ivankatrump

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@ivankatrump

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THIS!!! Share it. Demand it. Help these children and families find each other...---- #Repost @paolamendoza ・・・ Dear @ivankatrump, You don’t follow me on Instagram but I feel compelled to tell you something. You said family separation was a "low point" for you. The low point is for the separated families. You spoke in past tense. This crisis is ongoing. As of now 572 children have not been reunited. A child has died after separation. Approximately 400 parents have been deported without their children. There have been multiple claims of sexual and physical abuse in detention. There have been psychotropic drugs administered to children in detention without parental consent. These abuses have occurred on your father’s watch and under the leadership of Secretary Nielsen. End these racist, inhumane and unconscionable abuses now! WE DEMAND YOU CALL FOR THE RESIGNATION OF SECRETARY NIELSEN! Go to link in bio to call for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. #FamiliesBelongTogether #DearIvanka

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Dear @ivankatrump, You don’t follow me on Instagram but I feel compelled to tell you something. You said family separation was a "low point" for you. The low point is for the separated families. You spoke in past tense. This crisis is ongoing. As of now 572 children have not been reunited. A child has died after separation. Approximately 400 parents have been deported without their children. There have been multiple claims of sexual and physical abuse in detention. There have been psychotropic drugs administered to children in detention without parental consent. These abuses have occurred on your father’s watch and under the leadership of Secretary Nielsen. End these racist, inhumane and unconscionable abuses now! WE DEMAND YOU CALL FOR THE RESIGNATION OF SECRETARY NIELSEN! Go to link in bio to call for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. #FamiliesBelongTogether #DearIvanka

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@ivankatrump

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#Repost @jennikonner ・・・ @ivankatrump

A post shared by Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) on

 

Last Thursday, Ivanka Trump was asked about the separation of families. She replied, “that was a low point for me.” Over 500 children are still separated from their parents. Countless others are imprisoned in family internment camps right now. Ivanka is staring at a moral crisis and choosing to do nothing. But we don’t have the right to do nothing. The stakes are too high. We appealed to Ivanka when this first happened. We called out her hypocrisy on Thursday. And we’re going to keep speaking out, envisioning and fighting for a world where all people are free; where our safety is found in our solidarity; and where women truly lead, choosing moral courage over complicity. We believe it is possible. But it’s not possible without you. Join us in sharing this message and telling Ivanka that women are holding her accountable. We ain’t gonna stop until all our people are free. . . . IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Text reads “Dear Ivanka, you follow me on social media. You said family separation was a “low point” for you. The low point is for the separated families. You spoke in past tense. This crisis is ongoing. As of now 572 children have not been reunited. A child has died after separation. Approximately 400 parents have been deported without their children. There have been multiple claims of sexual and physical abuse in detention. There have been psychotropic drugs administered to children without parental consent. These abuses have occurred on your father’s watch and under the leadership of Secretary Nielsen. End these racist, inhumane, and unconscionable abuses now! We demand you call for the resignation of Secretary Nielsen!”

A post shared by Women's March (@womensmarch) on

 

Hi @ivankatrump, You don't follow us on Instagram, but we have something to say. You said family separation was a "low point" for you. The low point is for the separated families. You spoke in past tense. This crisis is ongoing. As of now 572 children have not been reunited. A child has died after separation. Approximately 400 parents have been deported without their children. There have been multiple claims of sexual and physical abuse in detention. There have been psychotropic drugs administered to children in detention without parental consent. These abuses have occurred on your father’s watch and under the leadership of Secretary Nielsen. End these racist, inhumane and unconscionable abuses now! WE DEMAND YOU CALL FOR THE RESIGNATION OF SECRETARY NIELSEN! Go to the link in our bio to call for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. #FamiliesBelongTogether #DearIvanka

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This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.