Prayer ServiceIn response to the proposalto build an ICE detention centerElkhart’s First Presbyterian ChurchSaturday, December 16, 6 pm
ELKHART, Indiana (December 12, 2017) – Over 50 congregations, Latino and Anglo, and community members will gather at First Presbyterian Church on December 16 at 6 pm for a prayer service in response to the proposal to build an ICE Detention Center in Elkhart community.
Rev. Rebecca Kuiken, pastor of First Presbyterian says, “We in the larger faithcommunity hope to build bridges beyond language, culture and legal status.”CoreCivic, one of the nation’s largest private prison owners, is seeking to build and own a $100 million facility of up to 1,400 beds that would be used by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement. This would be the largest of four regional detention facilities the federal government is seeking to open within close proximity to Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul and Salt Lake City.