Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, and more stars appear in an ACLU video with the title “My Name is Mirian.”
Oscar-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal called in a huge favor of her Hollywood colleagues to help an American Civil Liberties Union video, address President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that is separate nearly 2,000 children from their parents, who were caught crossing the border illegally.
On Tuesday, the ACLU released a four-minute video, titled “My Name is Mirian” that shows stars Amy Schumer, James Franco, Chadwick Boseman, Jamie Lee Curtis and many others, the reading of the story of Mirian, asylum seekers Honduran mother, who was separated from her 18-month-old son in April.
The letter details Mirian the experiences that she fled Honduras in January in search of protection from the government violence after her home was tear-gassed. Mirian alleged Border Patrol officials at the U.S. – mexico border “no reason” for the divorce of her son, who turned two on the 4th of July.
Gyllenhaal made the video together with Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, that Mirian is involved as part of a lawsuit against the U.S. government for the separation of immigrant families.
Other stars in the video include Glenn Close, Lena Waithe, Riz Ahmed, Aubrey Plaza, Casey Affleck, Jeff Bridges, Method Man, RZA, Miguel, Adam Shankman, Alia Shawkat, Anthony Ramos, among others.