On Monday afternoon, hundreds from New York's Bangladeshi community came out to mourn the Queens cleric who with a friend was assassinated Saturday afternoon after services at an Ozone Park mosque. Mayor Bill de Blasio also attended the funeral, saying "an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us."The struggles of Blue America.
The mayor's presence underscored the growing political strength of Bangladeshi immigrants, whose numbers in the city grew by 74%, to 75,000, between 2000 and 2011, making them the fastest-growing group of newcomers to New York.
Immigration is a major reason New York's population has grown—growth that feeds the economy and is fed by it in turn. But a Donald Trump administration could put both things in jeopardy.
On Monday, the Republican presidential candidate said he would temporarily suspend immigration from "the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world." He didn't specify which places he had in mind, but Bangladesh seems a likely candidate after followers of the Islamic State in South Asia murdered 22 people last month at a restaurant in the capital city of Dhaka.
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