UPDATE: Because of the weather, the prayer vigil for the people who have been taken and continue to be taken by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) has changed. They are meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 614 Main St.
ORIGINAL STORY: Community members are invited to join the members and clergy of the Racine Interfaith Coalition Monday, 5:30 p.m., on Monument Square in prayer for Ricardo Fierro and family and “our many immigrant brothers and sisters who have been taken and continue to be taken by ICE-Immigration Custom Enforcement.”
Fierro, 39, a well-known community activist from Racine, was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. He is undocumented and originally from Mexico, according to a report on the Hispanic News Network.
A member of the Racine Interfaith Coalition, Fierro served as chairman of its Immigration Task Force, as well as Citizen Action of Wisconsin (Acción Ciudadana de WI) and as former Racine Regional Director for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin.
In recent years, he served on the City of Racine’s Mayoral Advisory Board and has also served on the Racine Unified School District’s Diversity and Equity Task Force.
Father Yeprem Kelegian will lead the group in prayer at 5:30 p.m. at Monument Square Racine Downtown
For more than two decades, the Racine Interfaith Coalition has held candlelight vigils to pray for the victims and families of violent death in our community.
The Racine Interfaith Coalition is a group of 28 diverse faith communities working together to address the root causes of social injustice and poverty in the Racine community.