Taking to Twitter, Earnhardt responded to a fan's tweet by saying: "My fam immigrated from Germany in 1700s escaping religious persecution. America is created by immigrants."
@GelarBudidarma my fam immigrated from Germany in 1700s escaping religious persecution. America is created by immigrants.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) January 29, 2017
Trump's order indefinitely blocks Syrian refugees from coming to the United States, and it suspends immigration from six other countries still struggling to defeat terrorists within their borders: Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Iran, Libya and Sudan.
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Since posting, Earnhardt's tweet has received more than 1,00 retweets and 2,000 likes.
Earnhardt's fans have been weighing in on Twitter to his tweet.
@DaleJr Thank you for taking a stand for compassion. Please know that some NASCAR fans really appreciate that!— Im-🍑-🌱 Jayelle (@GreenEyedLilo) January 30, 2017
@DaleJr Thx for using your visibility to spread common sense. You make NC proud man.— Matt Campbell (@mattispossum) January 30, 2017