George and Amal Clooney blasted the policy of immigration officials temporarily separating children from their accompanying adults, usually parents, who have crossed the border illegally with a donation of $100,000 to help immigrant kids.
“At some point in the future, our children will ask us, ‘Is it true? Did our country really take babies from their parents and put them in detention centers?” the 57-year-old actor and his wife said in a statement to People magazine Wednesday. (RELATED: Chrissy Teigen Marks Trump’s Birthday With Huge Donation To ACLU)
“And when we answer yes, they’ll ask us what we did about it,” the statement added. “What we said. Where we stood. We can’t change this administration’s policy but we can help defend the victims of it.”
“Today, the Clooney Foundation for Justice will donate $100,000 to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights,” the statement concluded.
The immigrant organization’s executive director, Maria Woltjen, said the current policy “disregards international law and basic principles of human decency.”
“This administration’s policy disregards international law and basic principles of human decency. To treat children in such a cruel manner not only violates their legal rights but also their basic needs,” the director explained in a statement. “We are doing everything we can to advocate on behalf of the thousands of children who are separated and alone, and we are grateful for the generous support of George and Amal Clooney and the Clooney Foundation for Justice — it could not be more vital at this time.”
The Clooney’s join a growing chorus from Hollywood like Chrissy Teigen, John Legend and Rosie O’Donnell who have attacked President Donald Trump over the policy.