Hollywood Tweets Support for Attorney General Fired for Not Defending Immigration Ban

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"Dear #SallyYates, you are on the right side of history."

Several celebrities took to Twitter on Monday night to stand in solidarity with Sally Yates, the acting attorney general who was fired by Trump after she refused to defend his refugee and immigration ban in court.

Trump's executive order, signed Friday, temporarily halts the country's refugee program and bans entry for immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. 

Yates told Justice Department attorneys not to defend Trump's order, as she was not convinced it was constitutional or consistent with the agency's "obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right." She was fired hours later.

Celebrities, including Nick Offerman, Connie Britton and Ava DuVernay, shared their support on Twitter, saying that Yates is "on the right side of history" and praising her "integrity and patriotism." 

Trump named federal prosecutor Dana Boente as Yates' replacement.

See how Hollywood reacted below.

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