Selena Gomez is using social media to speak out against migrant children being held in detention camps.
The Texas-born star of Mexican descent made a statement on her Instagram account bringing attention to the crisis at the border.
“Kids in cages! Sleeping on concrete floors with aluminum blankets! No access to simple dignities! How is this still happening??? It’s absolutely inhumane to treat anyone like this let alone children,” she said via Instagram.
Gomez urged her followers to contact their representatives and let them know that this behavior is unacceptable.
“I can’t even imagine what they are going through,” she added. “We need to get this to finally stop! Don’t stay silent on this human rights issue- please call your reps 202.224.3121 #CloseTheCamps#FamilesBelongTogether”
Although there’s been no official report of how many migrant children have been lost, the New York Times reports that at least 7 have died in U.S. custody since last year.
If you want to help make a change, you can reach members of Congress via the phone number Gomez listed (202.224.3121) and the House of Representatives at (202) 225-3121.