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Vigil for immigrants Friday night

The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit on North Court Street in Fairfield will host a vigil Friday night to bring attention to the conditions migrants face at the United States’ southern border.

The vigil is part of a nationwide series of vigils set for 8 p.m. The name of the event is “Lights for Liberty: A vigil to end human concentration camps.”

According to a news release from local organizer Karen Jentz, the purpose of the vigil is to “bring thousands of people to locations worldwide, as well as to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to call attention to the inhumane conditions faced by migrants without our borders.”

Jentz said participants will gather first to speak and sing and then to light candles at 9 p.m. for those held in U.S. detention camps and separated from their families.