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By Rob Shimshock
Following The Daily Caller News Foundation’s report that a university employee was allegedly fired for defending President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order, the employee has been offered her job back.
The University of Wisconsin La Crosse has offered Kimberly Dearman her job as law enforcement dispatcher back upon receiving advice from its legal staff, as reported by Wisconsin Watchdog. This decision comes three days after the school sent Dearman her termination letter Monday, March 13, as reported by TheDCNF.
Chancellor Joe Gow of UW La Crosse said that Dearman had been fired for making “racist comments.”
Lee J. Fehr, Dearman’s attorney, said that Dearman is “considering options regarding employment.”
Fehr had asserted that Dearman was fired for defending Trump’s executive order on immigration, following an email from Gow and other UW La Crosse administrators criticizing Trump’s decision.
“Like so many of you, the UW leadership team and I are shocked and saddened by President Donald Trump’s order prohibiting refugees and people from certain predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States,” said the administrators in their initial email. “Here at UWL we do not discriminate based on a person’s religion or country of origin, and it is very troubling to see the leader of our country doing exactly that.”
Gow retracted this paragraph in a subsequent email, but stood by the rest of his statement, which had professed commitment to inclusiveness and tolerance.