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Monday, March 13, 2017 12:11pm ET by  

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Lauren Jauregui on immigration: 'People aren’t illegal'

Lauren Jauregui is well-known for being vocal about important issues such as immigration, human rights, sexism, homophobia, racism, and empowering female fans worldwide with her openess about controversial subjects.

The Fifth Harmony member took part in a discussion for Teen Vogue and Urban Outfitters in Austin yesterday (March 12). She was joined by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh for the conversation titled, “People Aren’t Illegal: The Importance of Immigration and Asylum”.

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is the founder and editor-in-chief of of Muslim Girl, an online magazine for Muslim women. Muslim Girl is the most-read platform for Muslim women’s voices in the country and has forged a new path by bringing Muslim women's issues to the forefront of mainstream media coverage. 

During the discussion, the pair discussed the recent election, the effects the travel ban is having on immigrants, immigration itself, racism, and more.

Jauregui has been a huge advocate for immigration over the past year and will continue her activism through the use of her social media and discussions such as this one.

She later wrote on Instagram: "Thank you so much @teenvogue and @urbanoutfitters for putting together this panel of amazingly inspiring humans. I was so honored to be sitting next to this beautiful human @amani to discuss immigration and the rights of human beings. Speaking about these things and being active with other badass empowering women, men and humans are what make my heart glow with light. We are making differences every single day, I can read it in those young faces when I look out into a crowd. I can't thank God enough for giving my voice this kind of power and I don't take a moment of it for granted. Be strong and keep emanating your power because we are ALL going to change the way we talk about the progression and evolution of the human race ❤️so worth the red eye 😍"

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