Although Shakira is not a U.S. citizen, she stating that this goes beyond borders and is a human issue that has implications for everyone.
"Persecution against any group for religious beliefs or race is illegal and unconstitutional in the U.S. Period," she wrote. "This isn't just an attack on Muslims or refugees — this is an attack on all humans and in particular, the ones most in need of protection."
In the letter, The Grammy Award-winning artist wrote, “We have to be vigilant about letting bigotry and hatred creep into the mainstream or be rationalized under the guise of 'protecting our people.'"
“Shakira: America Must Protect All Our People” @TIMEhttps://t.co/n0Z24ONQ25 #resist pic.twitter.com/0k9GuEnxH6— Shakira (@shakira) February 9, 2017
“Shakira: America Must Protect All Our People” @TIMEhttps://t.co/n0Z24ONQ25 #resist pic.twitter.com/0k9GuEnxH6
The 39-year-old recently received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos for her humanitarian work, especially with underprivileged children in Colombia.