A school teacher from Hawaii has come under fire after he sent an email out on Wednesday explaining how he refuses to teach illegal immigrant students.
“This is another attack on the president over deportation,” James Campbell High School social studies teacher John Sullivan wrote.
He called on their parents to follow the proper immigration channels, much like President Trump has requested.
“Their parents need to apply for immigration like everyone else,” he added. “If they are here in the US illegally, I won’t teach them.”
Not long after the email was sent out, the liberal media picked it up and began bashing Sullivan for his comments.
Principal Jon Henry Lee said on Wednesday that there was a massive backlash building on Wednesday.
“I just reminded him again that we don’t discriminate against any individuals,” Lee recalled. “We’re going to service all students that are registered in our school.”
Sullivan later clarified his comments with Hawaii New Now, saying there is a clear “misunderstanding.”
“My comment in the email refers to (the email’s title) if students is (sic) kept home, teachers cannot teach them,” he wrote.
However, his follow-up response doesn’t seem genuine and it is highly likely that he changed his opinion after facing such intense backlash from the left.
In some ways, Sullivan is right, as current estimates suggest that it costs $17,613 per year for each “unaccompanied alien child.”