Letter: Boston attack and immigration

A source involved in the investigation said the A source involved in the investigation said the motorist carjacked by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, right, and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev stated the men planned to drive to New York before the shootout in Watertown. Photo Credit: AP/The Lowell Sun; AFP/VKontakte

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I don't believe that the actions of two immigrant Boston terrorists should impede the progress of immigration reform .

These violent men were legal residents in the United States, and developed their extremist views after living here. Background checks would not have shown any reason why they shouldn't have come here, since they arrived as children. I don't believe the actions of two violent people should be used to judge all of those who look for asylum in the United States; there have been a number of terrorist attacks perpetrated by U.S. citizens, such as Timothy McVeigh.

Instead, focus on the social issues creating these extremists in the United States.

Amy Goldfisher, Wantagh

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