This weekend, Nicole was proud to stand with New York’s Greek community at the #StandWithGreece Rally in Athens Square, Astoria NYC.

Every nation has the right to secure its borders. That is true for both the U.S. and Greece. Both nations have long, proud histories of showing compassion toward immigrants and refugees. However, they must also have the ability to control the flow of immigration and know who is entering their country for security, health and economic reasons.

The European Union and the United States must stand with Greece and make clear to Turkey that it cannot continue to take steps to fuel this problem and sow chaos throughout the region.