NILC Responds to Orlando Nightclub Shooting

June 12, 2016

Adela de la Torre, [email protected], 213-400-7822

National Immigration Law Center Responds to Orlando Nightclub Shooting

WASHINGTON — The nation suffered the worst mass shooting in its history early this morning when a gunman killed at least fifty people in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, an LGBTQI-friendly venue that holds a Latin-themed night on Saturdays.

Below is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center:

“This morning, our nation awoke to the horrifying news that innocent people have once again lost their lives to a senseless act of gun violence. While facts are still unfolding, what’s clear is that the victims were members of communities that continue to be attacked because of how they look or whom they love. This must stop.

“We stand firmly with our LGBTQI, Latino, and Muslim communities and against these senseless acts of violence. We urge Americans of all walks of life to reject intolerance of any kind, along with any attempt to scapegoat any communities.  We hold all those affected by this tragedy in our hearts and hope for a day in which all of us—regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation—are able to live our lives freely and without fear.

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