Bruce Springsteen is just the latest celebrity to express disapproval over President Donald Trump's executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The legendary singer, 67, addressed the situation during a concert in Adelaide, Australia, on Monday.
"Tonight we want to add our voices to the thousands of Americans who are protesting at airports around our country the Muslim ban and the detention of foreign nationals and refugees," the GRAMMY winner said. "America is a nation of immigrants and we find this anti-democratic and fundamentally un-American."
"America is a nation of immigrants and we find this anti-democratic and fundamentally un-American." pic.twitter.com/DsXSaLeNNN— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) January 30, 2017
In addition to the visa ban, Trump's order will also suspend the refugee resettlement program for 120 days. The State Department's website defines a refugee as "someone who has fled from his or her home country and cannot return because he or she has a well-founded fear of persecution based on religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group."
"I am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America," Trump said before signing the executive order at the Pentagon on Friday. "We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas. We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people."
Springsteen wasn't the only celebrity to speak out against the order. Ellen Page, Alia Shawkat, Michael Moore and Chloe Grace Moretz joined protesters at Los Angeles International Airport and JFK Airport. Moretz was also present for the Women's March on Washington last weekend.
Springsteen acknowledged the marches that took place, not only in the nation's capital, but across the country and around the world as well.
"We are the new American resistance."— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) January 22, 2017
- Bruce Springsteen, January 22, 2017 pic.twitter.com/HOFEUv4gev
"We're a long way from home, and our hearts and spirits are with the hundreds of thousands of women and men that marched yesterday in every city in America -- and in Melbourne!" he said onstage in Perth, Australia, on Jan. 22. "Who rallied against hate and division and in support of tolerance and inclusion, reproductive rights, civil rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, the environment, wage equality, gender equality, health care and immigrant rights."
"We stand with you," he added. "We are the new American resistance."