'Vigil for Humanity' Opposing Family Separations to Be Held Outside of San Fernando Cathedral

June 21, 2018
San Antonio Current

On Sunday, June 24, there will be a “Vigil for Humanity” in front of San Fernando Cathedral at 6 p.m. to express opposition toward the U.S. government’s systematic mistreatment of asylum seekers. The event, originally intended to protest the mass separation of immigrant families (a part of the ‘zero tolerance policy’), has not shifted focus in light of Trump’s Wednesday signing of an executive order which substitutes this practice of separation with communal family detention.  

In a press release posted Wednesday, Grassroots Leadership, a national civil and human rights organization based in Austin, stated “the president’s order merely transforms a mass family separation crisis to a mass family incarceration crisis.”