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One Year Later: Solidarity Vigil with Families Separated by African Deportations
Faith vigil to stand in solidarity with Black immigrant families and people of African descent impacted by the mass deportation of dozens of Cameroonian and Congolese immigrants, exactly a year ago today. In mere weeks, ICE under the Trump Administration deported over 100 African detainees, including 57 Cameroonians and 28 Congolese immigrants on chartered airplanes, reminiscent of the forceful expulsion of Haitian migrants from the Del Rio bridge only a few days ago. Despite wide-scale protests and congressional condemnation, most of the Cameroonians were deported back to a country where many said they feared for their lives, and dozens still remain traumatized in ICE detention facilities scattered across the country–grieving families still feel the pain of separation.