Four Who Helped Catch Subway Attack Suspect Now Need Help Themselves

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The helpers and their lawyers are in the early stages of applying for visas set aside for victims, witnesses and informants who help law enforcement. Lawyers say aiding their clients would help to rebuild trust among Muslims and immigrants after years of heightened hostility toward them under President Donald Trump. More than one-third of New York’s 8.8 million inhabitants are immigrants, including 500,000 people living in the country illegally.
Four Who Helped Catch Subway Attack Suspect Now Need Help Themselves
7 days ago·New York, United States

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New York Times

Four Who Helped Catch Subway Attack Suspect Now Need Help Themselves

NEW YORK — After New York’s worst subway attack in decades, a Mexican woman who had been on the ill-fated train gave police her cellphone to retrieve videos of the chaos. She was living in the country illegally. The next day, the suspect, Frank James, walked by three men upgrading surveillance cameras at a hardware store in the East Village in Manhattan. They flagged down police officers. They were a Mexican immigrant living in the country illega

7 days ago·New York, United States
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Boston Globe

Four who helped catch subway attack suspect now need help themselves - The Boston Globe

“We are proud of what we did,” said Zack Tahhan, 22, the Syrian American whose ecstatic retelling of the suspect’s capture made him a viral sensation. “But now we are worried about our families.”

7 days ago·Boston, United States
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