FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2022
Boston, MA – In response to the October 30 white supremacist protest against recent refugee arrivals in Kingston, MA, Elizabeth Sweet, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition issued the following statement:
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the white supremacist protests against refugee arrivals in Kingston this weekend. The rise in white supremacist sentiment across Massachusetts, against migrant communities and far too many communities of color, stands in sharp contrast to the way Massachusetts communities have welcomed migrants. We praise all of the individuals, advocacy organizations, and public officials that have assisted the recent migrant arrivals in Kingston, and know that the vast majority of people in Massachusetts share their goodwill. The MIRA Coalition will continue to advocate for the recent arrivals in Kingston, and all migrants that hope to call Massachusetts home.”
The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition is New England’s largest non-profit coalition dedicated to promoting the rights and inclusion of immigrants and refugees.
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