Canada’s Girl Scouts banning trips to US over travel ban

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The Girl Guides of Canada, essentially Canada’s version of the Girl Scouts, is refusing to approve trips to the U.S. because of President Trump’s travel ban executive order.

“While the United States is a frequent destination for Guiding trips, the ability of all our members to equally enter this country is currently uncertain,” the organization said in a statement

“As such, Girl Guides of Canada will not be approving any new travel to the United States until further notice,” it continued. That includes avoiding connecting flights in the U.S., according to the statement.

{mosads}The organization also said a planned summer trip to a camp in California had been moved to a different location. The decision, the statement said, was necessary to uphold the group’s values.

“This was a very difficult decision to make,” the statement said. “We hope that members will appreciate this reflects our commitment to inclusivity and equal opportunities for all girls and women.”

Trump last week signed a revised travel ban, barring citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S., reduced from seven countries in the original order. The new order also exempts visa and green card holders from the ban.

Still, the measure has spurred controversy, and many opponents argue that it still discriminates against Muslims. Several states have already filed a lawsuit to block the revised travel ban.

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