Well known for her no-BS policy toward everything from motherhood to politics to social media, Chrissy Teigen didn’t mince words at the Los Angeles "Families Belong Together" march on Saturday. In fact, she rallied the crowd with a powerful call to action — all while wearing her newborn son, Miles. Because, you know, Boss Mama.
Teigen posted on Instagram a shot of herself and Baby Miles at the podium, captioned, "baby’s first rally. #keepfamiliestogether."
Teigen was one of tens of thousands of people across the U.S. participating in more than 700 protests — in all 50 states — against Trump’s punishing "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that is wrenching families apart and imprisoning thousands of children in camps with no clear plan for reuniting them with their parents or guardians. Preschoolers as young as 3 are now being forced to attend deportation hearings alone without legal representation or advocates.
The Los Angeles march included Sen. Kamala Harris, indigenous artist Taboo (of the Black Eyed Peas) and Teigen’s husband and Miles’ father, singer John Legend. In a rousing speech, Teigen cuddled her newborn son while also demanding change from the Trump administration. #MultitaskingGoals
Teigen left many in the crowd in tears with her words. "I’m really proud to be here, obviously. You guys are so incredible and give me so much hope…. I’m incredibly proud to be a daughter of an immigrant. My mother grew up in a very small village in Thailand…. We love that the American story is filled with people who come from all over the world to have a better life here. America at its best is big, beautiful and diverse. It’s not small; it’s not petty; and it’s not exclusive, like Mar-a-Lago."
"Can you imagine this city without immigrants?" Teigen added. "Immigrants don’t come here to take away from America. They come here to add to America."
We couldn’t agree more — and we’re grateful to Teigen and Legend for their humanitarian work and words.
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