Episcopal Peace Fellowship leads Immigration Vigil at West County Detention Center in Richmond

The growing and increasingly active East Bay chapter of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship had the honor on Saturday, May 6 of leading this month's interfaith immigration vigil at Richmond's West County Detention Center. Close to a hundred gathered in song and prayer to protest the round-ups of undocumented immigrants and the often lengthy pre-hearing incarcerations that have led to economic hardship for family members on the outside and an atmosphere of fear in the community. These vigils, sponsored by the Oakland-based Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, are held at the Detention Center on Richmond's Giant Highway the first Saturday of every month. Next month's vigil will be held Saturday, June 3 and led by the Bay Area Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).