Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Reynolds Share Story of Separated Family (Video)

Actors and musicians read affidavit penned by Honduran woman who was separated from her 18-month-old son at the Texas border

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal has partnered with the ACLU to create a video telling the heartbreaking story of a mother seeking asylum after fleeing Honduras with her toddler son.

The video, accompanied by the hashtag #MyNameIsMirian, is meant to be an affidavit recounting just one story of separation amongst thousands. Many of the stars featured in the clip pushed for reuniting families and called for donations to the ACLU on Twitter.

Notable figures such as “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman and “Veep” actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus read aloud Mirian’s story of being forced out of Honduras after the military teargassed her home, and how she was subsequently separated from her son after reaching the Texas border.

“I asked why the officers were separating my son from me. They did not provide any reason,” read Amy Schumer and Kumail Nanjiani.

“I cry even now when I think about that moment when the border officers took my son away,” read “Deadpool” actor Ryan Reynolds.

Mirian’s statement was made April 6.

On June 26, a federal judge from San Diego ruled that families with children under the age of five must be reunited by July 10. Of the 102 children identified as being under five, 54 are set to be reunited this week.

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