Angelina Jolie pens fierce New York Times op-ed slamming Donald Trump's immigration ban

Angelina Jolie penned a fierce op-ed in the New York Times published on Thursday that addressed Donald Trump's so-called immigration ban.

The outspoken actress, who is also a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commission, is well-known for her advocacy of various issues, including the rights of refugees around the world. Her newly-published article, titled "Angelina Jolie: Policy Should Be Based on Facts, Not Fear," builds upon that work.

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"I'm proud of our country's history of giving shelter to the most vulnerable people," she wrote. "Americans have shed blood to defend the idea that human rights transcend culture, geography, ethnicity and religion. The decision to suspend the resettlement of refugees to the United States and deny entry to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has been met with shock by our friends around the world precisely because of this record."

Jolie admitted that it is "justifiable" to want to protect the United States from potential terrorism, but noted that "our response must be measured and should be based on facts, not fear."

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The mother of six, who is currently embroiled in an ongoing divorce from her ex Brad Pitt, also alluded to her children, three of whom are adopted, in the piece.

"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," she continued. "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."

Jolie finished her New York Times op-ed by quoting the 40th president of the United States, the late Ronald Reagan: "'America is committed to the world because so much of the world is inside America,' in the words of Ronald Reagan" she wrote.

"If we divide people beyond our borders, we divide ourselves."

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