Thursday 9 April, 2020

Foxy Brown says Trinidadian dad was denied re-entry into the US by ICE

Trini-American rapper Foxy Brown has opened up about her family’s personal struggle with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after the most recent reports of children being separated from their families at the US-Mexico border.

Foxy, real name Inga Marchand, was born in the US to two Trinidadian parents. In an Instagram post she said her father who has lived in the US for more than 50 years was not allowed to return to the country after a trip to Trinidad for Carnival.

“Our trip to Trinidad carnival ended in horror, as immigration stopped my father at the airport and refused him entry back to the US, where he’s lived for 50 something years. Trinidad let him through. US won’t let him back in. It sent chills through my family.”

“We fought like hell, quiet and yes, my father’s still stuck there,” she said.

Foxy’s Instagram account has since been switched to private.

The Brooklyn-born rapper posted the message on Thursday alongside the now-famous picture of the toddler girl desperately crying for her mother at the US/Mexico border.

It was the same day that US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to suspend his self-imposed “zero tolerance policy.”

“This angel’s Baby C’s age,” Foxy wrote in the caption referencing her daughter.

“I’d literally f—ing die, torn apart from my daughter. The atrocity at the border is unspeakable; subjecting any child to an environment conducive to horror speaks volumes of this demonic-ass world we live in.

Foxy spoke highly about her parents who she said worked hard during their time in the US. She also expressed her pride in her Trini heritage.

“My parents are Trinidadian immigrants (educated, sophisticated, hard-working teacher & welder),” she added. “Yup, I rock that flag proudly.”

The post comes with the irony that Foxy admits that she once, much like Kanye West, oddly supported Trump.

“I too, much like Kanye, were one of the few celebs who didn’t jump on the bandwagon and publicly denounce Trump,” she said. “Although I did not agree with every action — let me reiterate that, did not agree with his actions — I respected the art of the deal, politics aside.”

“Seeing these angels torn from their parents,” she said, “I knew no longer could I fight this in silence.”


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