Ashton Kutcher On Trump Ban: My Wife Mila Kunis Came Here As A Refugee

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To say that Ashton Kutcher is not happy about U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigrant and refugee ban is an understatement.

On Sunday, “The Ranch” star took to Twitter to voice his personal outrage over the matter, explaining that his wife, Mila Kunis, was a refugee who emigrated from Russia to the United States in the '90s.

“My wife came to this country on a refugee visa in the middle of the Cold War!” he wrote. “My blood is boiling right now!”

He also voiced his growing concerns for the country, saying: “We have never been a nation built on fear. Compassion that is the root ethic of America. Our differences are fundamental 2R sustainability.”

Kutcher’s wife was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, but grew up in communist Russia. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved to Los Angeles with her parents and older brother.

“My parents both had amazing jobs, and I was very lucky,” Kunis told The Telegraph in 2011. “We were not poor when we lived in Russia, whereas most people were very unfortunate. My parents thought that my brother and I would have no future there, though, so we moved to the United States.”

Trump’s refugee ban hit Kutcher so personally that he even opened the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night with another powerful statement in protest:

“Good evening fellow SAG-AFTRA members and everyone at home, and everyone in airports that belong in my America,” he began. “You are a part of the fabric of who we are, and we love you and we welcome you.”

Trump signed an executive order on Friday to ban immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria. Syrian refugees, specifically, are banned indefinitely from resettling in the U.S., while refugees and immigrants from the seven countries are banned from entering the U.S. for 90 days.

Kutcher wasn’t alone in protesting the ban at the SAG Awards. Kerry Washington, for instance, wore a safety pin on her arm to show solidarity with refugees and immigrants.

“We will not stop fighting for our safety & the safety of our fellow citizens and human beings,” she wrote on Instagram.

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Kerry Washington at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California.

And Simon Helberg, of “The Big Bang Theory,” carried a sign on the red carpet reading “Refugees Welcome,” while his wife, Jocelyn Towne, had the words “LET THEM IN” painted on her chest.

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Simon Helberg and wife Jocelyn Towne at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California.

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