Jolie ‘disheartened’ by US response to migrant crisis
LONDON—Angelina Jolie says she is “very disheartened” by the U.S. response to the global migration crisis, and fears countries will adopt increasingly isolationist policies instead of acting together to tackle the challenge.
The special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency said Monday that worries about uncontrolled immigration has given a “false air of legitimacy to those who promote politics of fear and separation.”
“It has created the risk of a race to the bottom, with countries competing to be the toughest,” she said at a migration event sponsored by the BBC in London.
She said nations need to pull together to deal with the world’s 60 million displaced people by rebuilding a coordinated and orderly system for dealing with refugees and migrants.—AP