Expressing regret at the comments, USINPAC Chairman Mr. Sanjay Puri said, “The United States is the greatest melting pot offering economic opportunities, freedom and justice for all. That has made it a magnet for immigrants for hundreds of years. Statistics show that immigrants improve local economies by their energy and vitality, which in turn increases the pie for everyone. A tough economy and high unemployment is the fuse that is lighting the fuel of ethnic bashing these days. However words do matter and especially from political leaders who are looked upon as role models.”
Speaking on the incident, Delegate Sam Arora said, “While this incident is unfortunate, I am proud that those few of us Asian Americans in elected office in Maryland stood together and spoke up that we will not stand for that kind of intolerance.”
About USINPAC: The U.S India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is a bi-partisan non-profit organization and the voice of 3.0 million Indian-Americans. It works to impact policy on issues of concern to the Indian-American community in the US. We also provide bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community. For more information visit us at http://www.usinpac.com.