Celebrities promise to match donations to organizations fightingagainst a Jan. 27 executive order by President Donald Trump that bans U.S. entry to immigrants from seven majority-Muslin nations and discontinues the nation's refugee program.
Protests popped up at international airports across the country Saturday and by Sunday morning federal judges in Brooklyn, Boston and Washington had issuedtemporary stays of removal, allowing legal immigrants and refugees entry into the country.
Protests continued Sunday as the Department of Homeland Securityreleased a statement saying it woulddefy the court-ordered temporary stay of Trump's executive order, which bans entry for the next 120 days.
While the executive order does not explicitly deny entry to Muslims based on their religion, it does provide a caveat for entry for only Christian migrants, who are a minority population in the countries where nationals are being denied U.S. entry — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Grimes announced she would match up to $10,000 in donations to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which plans to file suit against the order in federal court on Monday.
hey, i'll match all donations to CAIR up to $10,000. tweet a screencap of your receipt to me <3 anything helps <3 https://t.co/tNaqrxOm7a— Grimes (@Grimezsz) January 28, 2017
thank you so much to everybody who donated, y'all just matched 10k in donations to CAIR ... it means a lot <3 pic.twitter.com/T6lfhBJVUu— Grimes (@Grimezsz) January 29, 2017
Sia, the "Chandelier" singer, told fans she would match donations to the ACLU up to $100,000.
Rosie O'Donnell re-tweeted Sia, pledging another $100,000 to the ACLU.
Then Judd Apatow hopped on board.
Singer-songwriter Jack Antonoff, best known for his work with the indie rock bands Bleachers and fun, pledged $20,000 in matching donations.
Many other celebrities are also said they would put their money where their mouth is.
stand with me for immigrants and the LGBTQ community. i will be matching donations to the @ACLU up to 20k. tweet me your donation receipts— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) January 29, 2017
For every reply to this tweet with a hand-drawn message of support for immigrants, Muslims, and/or refugees, I will donate $5 to the ACLU.— Hank Green (@hankgreen) January 28, 2017
I will match donations to ACLU and/or CAIR up to $5,000. Reply with screenshot of donation (no identifying info please).— Noah McCormack (@noahmccormack) January 29, 2017