Tensions at the U.S.-Mexico border intensified on Sunday when the United States Customs and Border Protection agency shut down the San Diego border crossing and fired tear gas at migrants. As images of mothers and young children running from the painful gas spread on social media, celebrities and activists were quick to condemn the government’s response as “unconscionable.”
“What have we become?” actress and activist Alyssa Milano asked on Twitter.
Many celebrities have been vocal about their opposition to President Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda, and the incident on Sunday stoked their outrage. Actor John Cusack called for Trump to be impeached, comedian Kathy Griffin suggested he be sent to prison and Busy Philipps tweeted that Americans were simply lucky enough to be born in a country refugees and asylum-seekers so desperately want to reach.