For more than a century, Broome County has been a beacon for immigrants seeking a better life.
The flow slowed here and nationwide after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, brought legal immigration nearly to a halt, said Fred Trzcinski, executive director of the American Civic Association, a Binghamton immigration advocacy agency.[Flow of immigrants seeking citizenship slows in Broome | Refugees wanting asylum also down; officials work to streamline process By Nancy Dooling â€? Staff Writer â€? April 3, 2009]
This story makes no mention of the fact that there was MASS SHOOTING committed by one of those immigrants just today. I have no way of knowing if the people interviewed are even alive.