First Minister, Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness today reassured the migrant community living here they are welcome and valued.
The Ministers said: "We are very concerned at reports of racially motivated attacks in England following the Referendum.
“Regardless of your views on EU and the outcome of the recent referendum, there is absolutely no place for intimidation or threats.
“Everyone regardless of racial, ethnic or religious background are entitled to live their lives free from fear.
“Migrants make a valuable contribution to our society, they enrich our lives and will continue to make a considerable contribution to our society in the future."
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