Across the Country, People Pray for Immigrants
Last week the Interfaith Immigration Coalition launched the "Prayer, Renewal and Action on Immigration" campaign, calling on faith and community leaders to hold vigils and pray for the protection of immigrants and their families and the moral courage of leaders in Washington to promote just and humane Immigration Reform. So far, over 130 vigils have been registered - for a full list of vigils, check out www.ANewDayforImmigration.org.
Right now, we are witnessing a tremendous outpouring of support for immigration reform from faith and community leaders across the country. This past weekend, at least 30 of the first vigils were held - below is a roundup of media coverage from those events.
The tide is turning in the immigration debate. Folks are tired of the abusive tactics of the past 8 years and are demanding an immigration system that fits with our values, supports our communities and maintains family unity.