This really should come as no surprise to the parents and the Students at Kent High School in Kent, Washington. In schools all across the nation it’s the same thing. The students and their parents have worked hard and raised more than enough money to pay for the trips and there is no safety concerns. The reason the trips are cancelled is because of illegal aliens. The school is afraid that their illegal alien students wouldn’t be able to get back into the country. And as we all know, if Illegals can’t do something, nobody can. This is why God does not have any junior executives. He doesn’t want someone saying that if rapists, murderers and pedophiles cannot get into Heaven, no one can.
The Kent School Board has decided to halt all international field trips, worried that stricter border enforcement could prevent Kent students who are in the United States illegally from returning to the country.
The decision, announced at what was described as an emotional board meeting Wednesday night, resulted in the immediate cancellation of two Kentlake High School trips scheduled for this school year: an education exchange to Osaka, Japan, and a band trip to Victoria, B.C., that has been a school tradition for 18 years.
Chris Loftis, the district’s executive director of communications, said the “sometimes confusing messaging” from President Donald Trump’s administration regarding border enforcement raised questions about whether all of the students slated to go on those trips would be allowed to return to the U.S., especially if they lacked adequate documentation of legal U.S. residency.
It’s not hard to imagine a situation where some students couldn’t afford the contribution for the trip and the rest of the families came up with a way to raise the money. If there was a critically ill student who was unable to make the journey you can even picture the rest of the kids deciding to remain at home in solidarity. But this? The school is funded by taxpayers… presumably those who are in the country legally. And now all of their kids will effectively be punished to protect families who are breaking the law. This is precisely why it’s not enough to win elections at the national level. As I’ve said here in the past, you need to be active in your own state, county and community, right down to getting sane people elected to the local school board. Had that been done in the Kent School District these administrators might be home on unpaid leave (because you still can’t fire the worst teachers… thanks, unions) and the kids might be packing for Canada and Japan.