Physically apart, but not spiritually, the vigilers at the September ICOM (Interfaith Coalition on Immigration) Immigration Court vigil joined together in support of their immigrant brothers and sisters. The vigil was hosted by St. Joan of Arc and we were blessed to have Lee and Grant Vague with us to raise us up in song. It was an unusually cold day, but the crowd was warmed by the moving prayers and reflections as we stood together outside the Whipple Federal Building. This is where immigration court is held, and people are often taken straight to the airport from the Whipple Building to be deported.
Some reasons to vigil:
We thank everyone who was with us. Please join our SJA Welcome the Stranger ministry to participate in upcoming actions in support of immigrants, asylees and refugees.