Dodge City residents holding event in response to separation of immigrant families

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Dodge City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) A few organizations in Dodge City are banding together Saturday to host “Prayer and Action for Human Rights.” The event is a response to the separation of families at the Mexican border.

The Catholic Diocese of Dodge City, Centura Health and several residents have helped organize the event. The ceremony will begin with a prayer, followed by singing patriotic songs. Lastly the attendees will sign a petition to Homeland Security requesting that they reunite families as soon as possible. Another petition to Governor Jeff Colyer and the Department of Children and Families will be signed requesting that immigrant children in a Topeka facility be care for properly and returned to their families.

Georgina Paz with the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City says their goal is to promote awareness.

“We really just want to show that all of the people of faith in southwest Kansas are in solidarity with all of those who seek asylum,” said Paz.

The “Prayer and Action for Human Rights”¬† is at 11 a.m. Saturday June 30 at Centennial Park, beside of Dodge City Medical Center.