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Twin Ports Faith Community Raises Awareness on Supporting Migrants

WDIO
Updated: June 23, 2019 10:37 PM

With recent news on immigration raids and the crisis at the southern border, several faith communities across the Twin Ports decided to come together to seek reform of migrant policies Sunday.

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The Interfaith Committee for Migration Justice, made up of clergy and leaders of nine local faithful communities, raised awareness on immigration issues with a walk and vigil.

They are asking local, state, and government leaders to show support for migrants trying to relocate to the U.S.

"Children are still being separated from their parents and kept in really horrible conditions in Texas and in other places,” Dory Sjoblom, a member of the Interfaith Committee for Migrant Justice, said.

Sjoblom said the faith communities united after participating in immigrations forums and learning about what families go through. 

Community members walked to the federal building from downtown Duluth to represent the people walking the border and the conditions they go through. At the vigil people prayed, sang, and shared their thoughts on migrant policies.

A petition was also signed to send to members of congress on the issue.

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