​UCU statement on Trump executive order banning travellers to US

30 January 2017 | last updated: 31 January 2017

Commenting on US President Donald Trump's executive order banning travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, UCU said it condemned attempts to demonise and divide human beings based on their nationality or religion.

UCU encouraged people to sign the petition withdrawing the invitation of a full state visit to Donald Trump and asked members who have been affected by the travel ban to get in touch with the union.

UCU general secretary Sally Hunt said: 'As educators and trade unionists we condemn Donald Trump's attempt to demonise and divide human beings based on their nationality or religion. We stand with the thousands protesting in New York and across the world against this appalling policy. 

'We ask staff working in what is an international sector who may be directly affected by this ban on travel to contact UCU so we can make urgent representations to the UK government on your behalf.'

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