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Letters | Terror at the Marathon

Work to avoid backlash against immigrants, Muslims

I cried a lot during the week of the Boston Marathon bombings. Now that the immediate crisis has ended, I’m crying for the future.

I cried when I read that Senator Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, opened a Senate hearing on immigration with a comment that when we find out the immigration status of “people who have terrorized the communities in Massachusetts, . . . it will help shed light on the weaknesses of our system” (“Immigration hearing turns to bombing,” Page A7, April 20). If the suspects had been native-born Americans, would we be suspicious of other native-born Americans?

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