Salem, Ore. -- CAUSA, Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Coalition, was deeply saddened by tragedy that took place at the American Civic Association in Binghamton, New York today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and the community.
The American Civic Association provides services to immigrants and refugees seeking to become citizens and reunite with their families. Reports are indicating that the violent acts were random and that the victims were immigrants taking their citizenship exam.
The victims were, like so many of us, people striving to become citizens of the United States and pursue the American dream. We encourage the nation to reach out and support the victims, their families, and the community of Binghamton in their healing process.
CAUSA is Oregon's statewide, grassroots immigrant rights coalition. We work to defend and advance immigrant rights through coordination with local, state, and national coalitions and allies.