According to a report in the AP, The Toronto District School Board, the largest in Canada, has decided to no longer book trips to the United States because they fear students might have issues at the border due to travel restrictions enacted by President Trump's administration. "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," said Ryan Bird, a spokesman for the board. The board has some 246,000 students and 584 schools and is one of the largest in North America.
How can you get mad at them for this? How can you sit there and say, "well, America is pretty great, so, whatever, ya puss" to anyone? I have no idea.
Every single person who does not come to this country is a lost opportunity. Every single unit of currency that someone doesn't spend here hurts Americans from the retail and tourism industry all the way through to the restaurant industry and the hotel industry. Everyone who doesn't come here to work on a visa is a missed chance at bringing in talented people to work here. Every decision made to stay away like this one cited above is a shameful moment in our history.
We'd better get our act together, and fast. A lot of people are going to suffer in the months ahead, and we need to return to normalcy in this country. We need to stop sucking.