Nicki Minaj: “I Came To This Country As An Illegal Alien”

Rap superstar Nicki Minaj offered her two cents on the dire situation at the U.S.-Mexican border, where, up until yesterday, undocumented children and babies mostly from Mexico and Latin America were being forcefully separated from their parents–sparking many to call the situation a catastrophic human rights crisis.

According to Minaj, who was born in Trindidad and Tobago, she was brought to the U.S. at age 5 as an illegal alien, so she says she understands what its like to be an “illegal alien”.

On Instagram, she posted, “I came to this country as an illegal immigrant @ 5 years old. I can’t imagine the horror of being in a strange place & having my parents stripped away from me at the age of 5. This is so scary to me. Please stop this. Can you try to imagine the terror & panic these kids feel right now? Not knowing if their parents are dead or alive, if they’ll ever see them again…”

Of corse, Minaj’s situation at age 5 from Trinidad and Tobago and the border kids’ situation are totally different, which some social media users pointed out. Minaj’s parents likely only experienced the inconvenience of a delayed Visa application, not forcible detention in a refugee camp.

Minaj did not go into further detail about her migration from the Caribbean–nor did she further discuss her own citizenship status.

Minaj reportedly became a U.S. citizen in the early 1990s.

Other fans thanked her for helping shed light on the situation.

Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order that prohibits undocumented kids from being separated from their parents at the border.

Trump gave in after an international outcry, and pressure from his Republican pals in Congress.

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