BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has appointed Yusufi Vali as the next director of the Office of Immigrant Advancement.
The 36-year-old worked most recently as executive director of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.
Vali says his faith, as a Muslim, will help guide his work for all immigrants in the city. "I think it's a new opportunity to live out my values, which at their core for a Muslim, it's all about serving all of God's creation," Vali told WBZ NewsRadio. He says that being appointed director shows that Boston will not succumb to fear mongering.
WBZ's Carl Stevens has more from the State House:
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