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Rihanna on Speaking Up for Immigrants: 'You Have to Be as Loud as You Can'

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Rihanna attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 21, 2018 in Paris.

In the height of ongoing immigration issues at the U.S.-Mexico border, a number of celebrities have stepped in to voice concern over the mistreatment of immigrants and the rising tension.

Backstage at the BET Awards on Sunday (June 23), Rihanna spoke to The Root about standing up for what's right. "I think in any situation where something is as devastating as what’s happening in America right now with the immigrants, you have to be as loud as you can," she said.

"You have to raise as much awareness, and not just that, but just as a whole, as a nation, put all your heads and all your voices together and be as loud as possible," she continued. "That’s the only way that politicians and the government actually listen, when they feel like their country is as concerned as the matter is concerning."   

On Tuesday (June 25), Mexico deployed 15,000 soldiers along the U.S. border in an attempt to reduce the number of migrants traveling to the country. Watch Rihanna's comments below.

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