Universities and school districts across the country have spoken out against one of President Trump’s first executive order effectively placing a temporary ban for 90 days on refugees that are coming from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. Even states have protested the White House’s moves.
With the refugee ban, there are a few concerns that the safety of United State citizens might not be met. An objective of this ban is to keep “radical Islamic terrorist” from entering America, however, because the United States will not be accepting refugees and surrounding Syrian countries have taken thousands in, an alarming amount of Syrians may remain without basic living needs.
However, the left has responded in a panic in the name of diversity and discrimination for fear of Muslims and immigrants getting the short end of the stick. In January, following the controversial executive order, the University of Illinois system released an official statement condemning the Trump administration’s motion.
Now, months after the travel ban was announced, Township High School Disctrict 113 of Highland Park, IL has sent out a letter to the families of students blasting the travel ban for having “created concern and anxiety for students and families in our district.”
Furthermore, the district criticized President Trump’s executive order regarding transgender students’ bathroom usage citing their initiative for “developing policies to protect our students and ensure their safety, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender-related expression.”
Read the letter in its entirety below:
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