On Wednesday, January 29th, the Sisters of Charity hosted a prayer vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of the first person being returned to Mexico under the “Remain in Mexico” policy.

College of Mount Saint Vincent students and staff joined approximately thirty sisters in prayer. Symbols of a broken heart — shoes without ties, clock and calendar, picture of a child who died in detention, and stuffed animals — were placed on the altar. The items represent the fear our migrant brothers and sisters are experiencing, the threat to safety under the “Remain in Mexico” policy, and the time people and our country are waiting for a just comprehensive immigration reform.

The last symbol was a reminder to pray for the children and families impacted by our current immigration policies. To find out more visit www.faith4asylum.com