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Wash. State District Cancels International Field Trips

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A district in Washington state has halted all international field trips over concerns students in the country illegally wouldn't be able to get back in.

The decision immediately canceled an education exchange to Japan, and a band trip to Canada.

District spokesman Chris Loftis said confusing messages from President Donald Trump's administration caused uncertainty about whether students would be allowed back into the United States.

When a school official called U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency said there was a very high chance a student would be detained at the border if he or she lacked information to return, Loftis said.

Vol. 36, Issue 30, Page 5

Published in Print: May 10, 2017, as Wash. State District Cancels International Field Trips
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