For Immediate Release
November 1, 2017
On behalf of our over 30 faith, labor, community and advocacy member organizations, the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice sends our thoughts and prayers to those impacted by the yesterday’s attack in New York City. We condemn attacks of terror of all kinds. We call for unity - now is the moment to stand together to support the victims and their families. We reject any attempts to use this horrible tragedy to advance an anti-immigrant agenda by vilifying innocent immigrant and Muslim community members. Any calls for “extreme vetting” as that proposed by President Trump are not only misguided but also obviously meant to stir up hate and discrimination rather than progress. It is in unity that we can find strength. It is through real community solidarity rather than grotesque generalizations that will further marginalize immigrants that we will truly heal.