On Friday, June 14 at 7 am. an ecumenical gathering of church people gathered at the Broadview Detention Center near Chicago. On Fridays the immigrant detainees are put white busses and taken to Ohare airport and returned to their country of origin.
In addition to providing accompaniment for those being deported the vigil was the opening event of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ. It also honored the memory of Rev. Bob Sandman. His wido, Olgha Sandman is here addressing the gathering.
After the vigil some of the activists gather for breakfast at a local restaurant.