Jolie has been a special envoy for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for a long time and has traveled to the Middle East on several occasions to visit the refugees in the region. "As the mother of six children, who were all born in foreign lands and are proud American citizens, I very much want our country to be safe for them, and all our nation's children," Jolie wrote. "But I also want to know that refugee children who qualify for asylum will always have a chance to plead their case to a compassionate America. And that we can manage our security without writing off citizens of entire countries—even babies—as unsafe to visit our country by virtue of geography or religion."
The 41-year-old Oscar-winning actress shared a preview of her new Netflix project titled First They Killed My Father, which she directed. The film is based on the 200 memoir by her friend and former refugee Loung UNg titled "First They Killed My Fasther: A Daughter of Cambodia Remebers".