The Toronto Star reports:
Girl Guides of Canada is cancelling any trips to the United States, citing concerns that some members could be turned away at the border. “It also has to do with safety,” Sarah Kiriliuk, the organization’s national manager of marketing and communication, said Monday. “We want to make sure that if our girls are traveling that they are not going to be in a risky or unsafe situation. We can’t leave a girl behind.”
The organization, which has 70,000 girls and 20,000 women who are volunteer guiders, said it decided to cancel future travel because of the uncertainty over whether all of its members would be allowed to cross into the United States. President Donald Trump has recently introduced an immigration ban that affects would-be visitors and immigrants to the U.S. from six Muslim-majority countries who do not hold a valid U.S. visa.
“We realize we had to stand by our organizational commitment of inclusivity and diversity,” Kiriliuk said. “We talk the talk, we try and walk the walk. We’re an inclusive and a diverse organization and this is just an extension of that.
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