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Dozens gather for Lights for Liberty event in response to ICE raids, detention centers

Posted at 9:35 PM, Jul 12, 2019

PUEBLO — Ahead of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids set to happen this Sunday, Lights for Liberty events are happening across the country.

On Friday, one took place in Pueblo. Those at the event said it was a vigil, but also a chance to fight back and stand in solidarity with those who they believe are suffering at the border. It was a time of prayer, music, and speeches given to bring the community together during this National Day of Action. People had the opportunity to voice their opinions against the upcoming ICE raids and also to make people aware of dangerous conditions at detention centers where immigrant children are being held.

Sol Tafoya, community organizer for Together Colorado-Faith Leaders in Action, said, "This isn't a democratic issue. This isn't a republican issue. This is an issue of humanity...anyone who's human I think should be able to relate and be concerned with this."

On the other end of this issue people like Congressman Doug Lamborn are also speaking out. He said, "The rule of law is a cornerstone of our republic. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are charged with enforcing our immigration laws without regard to the partisan rancor on the left. I am grateful to their service and implore elected officials to stop slandering their honor and politicizing their duties."

People who were at Lights for Liberty ask that everyone contact their senators to address their concerns on this issue.