Kal Penn Raises Thousands for Syrian Refugees After Being Told He Doesn’t ‘Belong’ in US
Kal Penn started an online fundraiser in President Trump’s name, with the proceeds going to Syrian refugees.
The Hill reports:
Actor and former White House adviser to President Obama, Kal Penn, has raised thousands for Syrian refugees following President Trump’s ban on immigrants and a comment from someone who told Penn he didn’t “belong in America.”
“To the dude who said I don’t belong in America, I started a fundraising page for Syrian Refugees in your name,” Penn tweeted with a link to a fundraising site.
He continued to tweet updates as money started rolling in. Within the first hour, the fundraiser has surpassed its original goal. By 7:30 p.m. more than $50,000 had been raised.
Penn, known for the “Harold & Kumar” series, is the child of immigrant parents from India. He was born in the U.S.
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