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Toronto Schools Stop US Trips Because of Trump's Travel Ban

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By    |   Friday, 24 Mar 2017 11:58 AM

Concern over President Donald Trump's travel ban has led Canada's largest school system to stop student trips to the U.S, CNN is reporting.

The Toronto District School Board, which oversees 246,000 students in 584 schools, said it made the "difficult choice" to end the trips because it was worried how new U.S. immigration policy would impact the students, according to the news network.

"We strongly believe that our students should not be placed into these situations of potentially being turned away at the border," the board's director of education, John Malloy, said in a statement.

"However, based on all the information we currently have available to us, we feel this is the right action to take at this time."

CNN noted that under the executive order signed by Trump, citizens from six different Muslim-majority nations may not be allowed in the U.S. under certain circumstances. And, it points out, the ban affects citizens from those countries living elsewhere, like Canada.

The ban has not taken effect since two federal judges temporarily blocked Trump's order.

The Toronto school board said it would allow already approved trips, but would not permit any in the future.

"Rest assured, we will continue to monitor this situation very closely and should we receive additional information or clarification with regards to what students could expect at the U.S. border, we may revisit these decisions," Malloy's said.

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