President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order, which prohibits citizens of seven countries from visiting the U.S., has left many students across Metro Vancouver in limbo.
“I would like no banning in the world and everyone can live where they like,” says Bahareh Mousavi, who decided it’s safer for her teen daughter to miss a class trip to New York rather than face possible repercussions at the border because she’s Iranian.
Mousavi says it was a tough decision but even tougher on her daughter.
“I tried to explain it, it’s not our problem it’s more government problem or something else but it’s hard to talk to children about that stuff to explain it to them.”
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Mousavi says her daughter is heartbroken and asked her mom if the family could somehow change their nationality.
“She told me ‘can we change our nationality?’ It was really sad when she said that.”
Many high schools have upcoming class trips out of country and some have cancelled because of the travel ban.