WASHINGTON, D.C. (UMNS) — Thirty-two people, including two United Methodist bishops, were arrested as they prayed in the shadow of the White House on President’s Day to hold President Obama accountable for the nearly 2 million immigrants deported during his administration.
United Methodist bishops Julius Trimble and Minerva Carcaño are shown here praying in front of the White House on President’s Day during a demonstration calling for an end to deportations of undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jay Mallin, UMNS) before they were arrested.
Harriett Jane Olson, top executive for United Methodist Women, started the vigil at 1 p.m. with a prayer, “God we are gathered in sorrow and in prayer … we need help.” She was in the group arrested.
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