Kick-off Daily Vigil for Compassion at Our Borders
Our first sidewalk vigil for Compassion at Our Borders today brought 60 passionate people to the intersection of Page Mill Road and El Camino Real in Palo Alto, California. We are standing up for the children suffering in cages at the hands of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents on our southern border. Drivers blew their horns in support. One demonstrator waved a large American flag. A reporter and photographer from the San Jose Mercury News covered the action.
Our goal is to close the heartbreaking, unethical, and illegal imprisonment camps where U.S. government employees are now abusing people seeking asylum, mostly brown, Latino people. We see the racism. We recognize that the stories government officials tell to justify imprisoning immigrants are similar to the stories that government officials told to justify the imprisonment of Japanese-American U.S. citizens here in California during World War 2, to imprison our Jewish family members in Europe in the 1940's, and on many other occasions.
Never again means never again for everyone! Never again means close the camps!
You may join us on any and every day except Saturday for the next three weeks, from 12 pm to 12:30 pm, at the corner of Page Mill Road and El Camino Real.