Madeline Albright said she will register as a Muslim, whilst Muslims assembled in the US
Ms Albright, who served as Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, is among a growing number of Americans who have declared their support for the immigrants in protest of Trump’s rumoured proposals.
The 79-year-old tweeted: "I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity.”
Although Trump has not mentioned plans to implement an American Muslim register, it is rumoured the Republican may sign an executive orders on implement a ban of refugees and visas to stop people from certain Muslim countries entering the US, including Syria, Yemen and Iraq.
The Mexico Wall: Trump gives the go ahead
Thu, January 26, 2017
The structures, fences and walls that mark the border between the United States and Mexico as President Donald Trump reiterates his promise to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
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Combo with images of the border fence between Mexico and the U.S. taken in the states of Sonora and Baja California, Mexico, and in the states of Arizona and California, U.S., between July 2, 2016 and January 25, 2017.
The former business tycoon told a rally in December 2015: "Donald J Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”
Shortly after her initial tweet, Ms Albright posted a heart-warming quote alongside a photo of the Statue of Liberty which read: "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
"Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door. America must remain open to people of all faiths & backgrounds."
Ms Albright’s public declaration of solidarity in favour of Muslim immigrants seemed to have inspired Amy Farrah Fowler, an actress known for her part in the Big Bang Theory to also make a solidarity tweet.
Also Jewish, Ms Fowler tweeted: "I’m Jewish. I stand ready to register as a Muslim in #solidarity if it comes to that.”
Madeline Albright previously said American dogs were treated better than refugees
In an interview with CNN, Ms Albright blasted Americans as she claimed "American dogs are treated better than refugees” within the US.
The 79-year-old former politician was born in Czechoslovakia, Prague, in 1937 but eventually immigrated to the US to flee persecution from Nazis after stint in the UK.
American Jewish actress Amy Farrah Fowler also tweeted her support
Expressing her concerns of Trump’s Presidency, she said: “We have no idea what Trump believes in except for himself.”
On Wednesday, Trump followed through on his campaign promise to build a wall across the US-Mexico border.
Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto has since cancelled his official visit to the US amid heightened tensions between the two nations.