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Indy-Can offers support for nervous immigrants

January 29, 2017 | Indianapolis Star | Link to Article



INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Race, gender and faith.

None of that mattered at another immigration rally Sunday night.

The Indianapolis Congregation Network, also known as Indy-Can, gathered at St. Anthony's Parish on the west side.

The interfaith group says it's willing to fight for justice. And they say many people now feel threatened under the new Trump administration and the executive orders that have been issued.

"We are getting people who are concerned about families being torn apart and families that need to be united,” said Erick Gama of Indy-Can, “and telling our elected officials that we are a city of inclusion - a city of families, of values.”

They're now planning a rally for February 12 to challenge the Marion County Sheriff to stop honoring ICE detainees. ICE is the federal agency that is responsible for enforcing immigration law.