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David Bacon, Capital & Main: “A Detention Center Vigil Defies La Migra”

At the end of the detention center vigil, the people assembled there clap, shout and make enough noise that the detainees inside can hear them.  “We want them to know we’re here, that someone knows they’re inside, and that our community cares what happens to them,” explains Reverend Deborah Lee, director of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI). “When we started in 2011 our idea was to put out a call to people of faith and conscience concerned about what was happening to immigrants, to bear witness and provide a way for them to act on that concern.”

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