‘Dear Ivanka’: Celebrities flood First Daughter’s Instagram with message over family separations 

‘Dear Ivanka’: Celebrities flood First Daughter’s Instagram with message over family separations 

Celebrities including Amy Schumer, Alexa Chung and author Sophia Amoruso have flooded Ivanka Trump’s Instagram in an attempt to make her speak out more forcefully about the effects of the Trump administration’s child migrant separations.

A number of famous figures followed by Ms Trump on the site have posted the same ‘Dear Ivanka’ message demanding she call for the resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen, the Secretary of Homeland Security, who oversaw the policy.

They tagged Ms Trump in the Instagram posts so that the message would show up in her notifications. Since then scores of others have started posting the message and tagging Ms Trump, who is a senior advisor to her father.

The Instagram message read: “You follow me on social media. You said family separation was a “low point” for you.

Comedienne and actress Amy Schumer was among the celebrities to post the ‘Dear Ivanka’ message on Instagram

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“The low point is for the separated families. You spoke in the past tense. This crisis is ongoing.”

It then list some of the alleged abuses that have taken place while children have been kept separate from their families.

The note finished saying: “These abuses have occured on your father’s watch and under the leadership of Secretary Nielsen. End these racist, inhumane and unconscionable abuses now!

@ivankatrump

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“We demand you call for the resignation of Secretary Nielsen”.

The Instagram campaign comes after Ms Trump described the child separation policy as a “low point” in her tenure at the White House, during an interview at an event held by the political website Axios last week.

She also said that she was “vehemently against family separation, but added that immigration was “incredibly complex as a topic”.

Ms Trump speaking during an interview at an event held by the news website Axios last week

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The Trump administration received heavy criticism as thousands of children were separated from families caught crossing illegally into America earlier this year.

The number of children separated rose steeply after the US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, announced a “zero tolerance” policy. Following mounting political pressure, President Trump ended the separations with an executive order in June.

The child separation policy provoked widespread protests across the US

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By the time of the order, more than 2,500 children had been separated from their parents and last week it emerged that more than 400 are yet to be reunited with their families.

This is not the first time celebrities have turned to social media to try and influence the First Daughter.

In November stars including Cara Delevingne posted similar ‘Dear Ivanka’ letters on Instagram calling on her to influence her father to allow those brought into the US illegally as children to remain in the country.