Toronto Schools Will No Longer Plan Trips To U.S. Due To Travel Ban Concerns
Toronto School District, the largest in Canada, has announced that it will no longer plan trips to the United States for students due to worries that students from immigrant families may be stopped at the border. Do you agree with this decision?
The Toronto School district is Canada's largest with over 600 schools serving over 246,000 students, approximately 30% of which are immigrants. Because of the city's large immigrant population, Toronto schools will no longer plan student trips to the United States for fear that some of their students would be stopped or turned away at the border, even with proper documentation.
We strongly believe that our students should not be placed into these situations of potentially being turned away at the border.
However, several trips that have already been planned will go ahead as scheduled, but not without a caveat. If one student is turned away at the U.S. border, the entire group will return to Toronto without proceeding further.
We just can’t have trips going across the border and a student for no legitimate reason being denied entry to the U.S. We’re obviously not going to leave that student and continue on.
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