DOVER — Immigration activists from four states will converge at the Strafford County jail on Aug. 24 for an interfaith service to highlight the expulsion of immigrant families from the United States.
The New Hampshire Immigrant Solidarity Network said groups from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont will either march or bicycle to the jail, which ICE uses as a detention center for immigrants.
“We march to end the practices that target and separate immigrant families and to replace them with policies that align with our deepest spiritual, humanitarian and constitutional values,” said the Rev. Jason Wells, executive director of the New Hampshire Council of Churches, a walk co-sponsor.
The New Hampshire pilgrimage kicks off at 9 a.m. on Aug. 21 at South Church in Concord.