The migrant crisis has reached a “ridiculous moment” in the United States but it is a worldwide problem that underscores a “lack of humanity”, US actress Sharon Stone said Monday.
“We all know there is a ridiculous moment at our border, but there are brutal, horrific life-killing moments at every shore in this globe,” the 60-year-old said at a Paris screening of a documentary on the Holocaust.
“As much as I don’t feel children should be separated from their parents at the Mexican-American border, nor do I think they should be dying on boats or at the shores on every other border around the globe,” said the star of “Basic Instinct”.
“This is a problem in every country of the world. Children are dying in boats, and dying on your shores… It’s a problem of lacking humanity, no matter where you are.”
The comments came as Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini paid a surprise visit to Tripoli on Monday in his fight to block migrants.
In the United States, President Donald Trump on Sunday reinforced his hardline stand on migrants despite an about-face on family separations that has seen more than 500 children reunited with relatives.
He said in a tweet that “we cannot allow all these people to invade our country”.
Stone was speaking to journalists at the end of the Paris Art and Movie Awards where she screened a short documentary “An Undeniable Voice” directed by Price Arana about Sam Harris, believed to be the youngest Holocaust survivor.