Pourtant, "défiant les stéréotypes", poursuit le journal, "les voisins et les bénévoles continuent à accueillir et protéger les nouveaux arrivants vulnérables, plus récemment, les enfants d'Amérique centrale qui affluent à la frontière du Texas, des centaines d'entre eux ont été placés chez des parents ou des sponsors sur Long Island. C'est une communauté qui a cruellement besoin d'une telle compassion".
Le NYT joue sur la compassion en faveur des immigrés pour démolir Trump et soutenir Clinton prête à couler l'Amérique pour se venger de son coureur de mari.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Mr. Trump Reopens the Wounds of a Hate Crime
Titre et inter-titres E Gaillot pour €calypse News, le 9 Avril 2016
Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at a Republican Party fund-raiser on Thursday in Patchogue, a village on the south shore of Long Island, about 60 miles from Manhattan.
This is a wretched development, a disgraceful provocation by the Suffolk County Republicans and their chairman, John Jay LaValle, who invited him.
There is no place that should welcome Mr. Trump’s politics, but the choice of Patchogue is particularly repellent. Patchogue is where Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorean immigrant, was fatally stabbed in 2008 by a white teenager, one of a marauding gang of high school boys who had made a nighttime sport of assaulting Latino men. The Republicans will be toasting Mr. Trump in a dance hall called the Emporium, on the same street as the crime scene, steps away from where Mr. Lucero fell.
That attack helped to identify Long Island with vicious anti-immigrant attitudes and violence. After the killing, scores of Latino residents came forward to say that they, too, had been hunted and harassed by white youths for years. The Suffolk County Police Department had routinely ignored their complaints; widespread reports of racial profiling and other police abuses prompted a Justice Department investigation and oversight.
Long Island’s toxic reputation goes far beyond one village beset by racist gangs and corrupt policing. Anti-immigrant tension has been a chronic condition there since at least the late 1990s and early 2000s, when day laborers in a community not far from Patchogue were abducted and beaten and other residents were firebombed in their homes. At that time, Suffolk County was led by Steve Levy, a county executive who avidly played the role of nativist hatemonger, rallying Long Islanders to his intolerance.
Mr. Levy left politics under an ethical cloud in 2011. Now it’s Mr. LaValle, the Republican boss, who is poised to reopen old wounds.
“How much more hurtful can you be?” asked the Rev. Allan Ramirez, a former local pastor who once helped lead the resistance to Mr. Levy. Mr. Ramirez and local officials, particularly Patchogue’s mayor, Paul Pontieri, struggled for years to repair the damage of the Lucero killing and of the blighted Levy era. Defying stereotypes, neighbors and volunteers continue to welcome and protect vulnerable newcomers, most recently the Central American children from the influx at the Texas border, hundreds of whom have been placed with relatives or sponsors on Long Island.
It’s a community that sorely needs such compassion. The presidential primary in New York has brought with it the Republican counterargument to openness and civility: border walls, mass arrests, surveillance, suspicion and intolerance. Ted Cruz has been going around New York City showing his contempt for “New York values,” while Mr. Trump has been stirring his audiences to lusty cheers by reciting a song, “The Snake,” that he uses to liken immigrants to poisonous reptiles.
“The hunting season is over,” said Joselo Lucero, Marcelo’s brother, in 2010, after the killer was convicted of manslaughter. Joselo Lucero and Mr. Ramirez are among those planning to go to Patchogue next week, to counter Mr. Trump with peaceful dissent, to press for reconciliation and healing. Long Islanders and all New Yorkers should recognize the danger Mr. Trump poses, and join them.