In response to inquiries regarding how the continued events in Boston may affect immigration reform, Frank Sharry, the Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, issued the following statement:
Our hearts go out to the people of Boston. They have been attacked, they are under lockdown and our thoughts and prayers are with them.
The facts on the ground in Boston are very fluid. It’s premature to jump to final conclusions about the attackers. And it’s shameful that some on the far right are politicizing and demagoguing this issue. It’s shameful, but not very surprising. Those exploiting this tragedy in hopes of derailing immigration reform were opponents of reform long before this week.
This is no time to single out immigrants or blame any ethnic or religious group. It is a time to come together as a nation and stand with the people of Boston.”