Advocacy groups call for halt to deportation

June 22, 2013, 8:23 am


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Five New Hampshire faith-based and social groups are planning a "week of action" to protest the detention and deportation of immigrants who have not committed serious crimes.

The groups are planning prayer vigils and educational events in Nashua, Dover, Durham, Manchester and Concord beginning Sunday.

The New Hampshire groups also will be joining others at a vigil outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Burlington, Mass., on Thursday.

The slogan of the week of action is "Not One More."

Organizers say that according to ICE's own statistics, 23 percent of the immigrants deported between July 2010 and September 2012 had children who are U.S. citizens.

The week ends with a vigil at the federal courthouse in Concord.

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