Last week, Ivanka Trump said that family separation at the border was "a low point" for her at the White House. It was an allusion to the ongoing human rights crisis, but the way she described it made it sound like an issue in the past, when it’s an ongoing issue, critics say.
Celebrities are using social media to lobby Ivanka and, by implication, her father President Donald Trump. In identical posts, Amy Schumer, Jenni Konner, Chelsea Handler, Alexa Chung and Sophie Amoruso, among others, are asking her to help reunite families and demand the resignation of Secretary Neilson.
They write, in part: "As of now, 572 children have not been reunited. A child has died after separation. Approximately 400 parents have been deported without their children. There have been multiple claims of and physical abuse in detention. There have been psychotropic drugs administered to children in detention without parental consent."
This comes months after their push to have Ivanka support The Dream Act.