‘Stand in solidarity’: Canadian residents open their homes to those stranded by U.S. travel ban – Toronto – CBC News

Hundreds take to social media with open hearts and offers of help to house those affected

By Shanifa Nasser for CBC News – Jan 29, 2017

When Karim Kanji heard about the sweeping order barring travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, he knew he needed to act.

Kanji, a resident of Toronto’s Scarborough area who is himself the child of Ugandan refugees, is one of countless Canadians who took to social media to offer up his home to anyone who might be stranded at airports here at home as a result of the executive order.

“These are things that I remember learning about in history class in high school, where people, because of where they’re from or how they pray, were persecuted,” he told CBC News. “Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would be alive in a time where we started making these same mistakes again.”

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