Laverne Cox, John Legend and Jane the Virgin stars join Families Belong Together march in support of immigrants

A host of stars from the worlds of film, TV and music shared their support for immigrant families at marches and rallies across the United States on Saturday.

The Families Belong Together campaign held protests across the country yesterday (June 30), in light of President Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

Trump has since reversed the policy, which led to the separation of around 2,000 children from their parents at the US-Mexico border, but families can still be held in detention centres.

The likes of Orange is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox, Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and the Jane the Virgin cast joined marches in Los Angeles, with Chrissy Teigen bringing her newborn son – and stellar Donald Trump impression – along for the ride, too.

Proud to fight the good fight with so many passionate people today at the #FamiliesBelongTogetherLA rally. This is just the beginning, but we will not stop until families are reunited and compassion becomes the standard. ✊🏾 http://familiesbelongtogether.org #FamiliesBelongTogether

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It was an honor to introduce @labamby and share the stage with members of the @translatinacoalition today at the #familesbelongtogether rally. The fight to keep families together and insure dignity for all of our immigrants is an intersectional issue. Thank you Bamby for working everyday at fhe intersection of immigration and trans identity to improve the lives of our translatina siblings. #TransIsBeautiful

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baby’s first rally. #keepfamiliestogether

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baby’s first rally. #keepfamiliestogether

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#FamiliesBelongTogether

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One Day at a Time stars Justina Machado and Isabella Gomez were also at the LA rally, with the series’ co-creator Gloria Calderon Kellett previously telling Deadline: “My heart has been so heavy.

“I’m a mother, and the daughter of immigrants. For me personally, this is not about which party you are affiliated with, this is a human issue and a moral choice. Families belong together. Period. Children should never be pawns.”

Many other stars shared their support for the campaign on social media, including Selena Gomez, Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria, Amy Schumer, Big Little Lies‘ Laura Dern, Will & Grace‘s Debra Messing, Supergirl‘s Melissa Benoist and Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Zoe Saldana.

This Saturday join me in wearing white as we come together to end family separation + detention. Find an event/march near you…link in bio. #familiesbelongtogethermarch

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#FamiliesBelongTogetherLA

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We’re not backing down. #familiesbelongtogether

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We’re not backing down. #familiesbelongtogether

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Today across this beautiful country over 600 Marches are going on protesting the cruel and unnecessary separation of families that has occurred-and continues to occur-in Texas. PLEASE join a march in your community. Find one familiesbelongtogether.org #familiesbelongtogether #HappyMarchDay! #familiasunidasnodivididas 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸#RiseUpAndVote @riseupandvote

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Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda also attended a rally in front of the White House in Washington DC yesterday, performing a touching rendition of the musical’s ‘Dear Theodosia’.

Miranda dedicated the lullaby to the parents and children affected by the government’s immigration policy, telling the crowd: “There’s parents right now who can’t sing lullabies to their kids.”

Earlier this week, Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood confirmed she was taking part in a hunger strike in response to Trump’s immigration policy, saying: “It’s a small price to pay considering what families are going through.”

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