As controversy continues to swirl around President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven predominately Muslim countries from entering the U.S.; Schools Superintendent Nancy Sarra released a statement Wednesday morning pledging support for immigrant and refugee families impacted by the temporary ban. In it, Sarra writes:
“This past weekend, President Trump signed an executive order affecting travel to and from certain countries as well as certain parts of the United States refugee resettlement programs. Due to the uncertainty surrounding this executive order, some of our immigrant and refugee students and families may be experiencing anxiety or fear.
“Here in New Britain, diversity is one of our greatest strengths. We are home to over 150 students from the seven countries included in the recent executive order and over 2,000 students from 67 other countries around the world. We value and respect each and every one of them and remain dedicated to our task of providing each of them with the best education possible.
“The Consolidated School District of New Britain will remain strong in support of our immigrant and refugee families. Our teachers, principals, social workers and other support staff are ready to support our children and families who may….