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Religious groups and immigrant-support organizations planned a vigil Monday evening at two East Bay churches to oppose the deportation of immigrants.

The vigils were at St. Jarlath Church in Oakland and St. Clement Church in Hayward.

Hosts hope events such as these encourages law enforcement not to collaborate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to Oakland-based nonprofit Faith in Action East Bay.

“This is a time of urgency with the fear and anger in our community,” Emma Paulino, of the FIAEB said in a written statement.

“We must come together as soon as possible and figure out how to show solidarity and love, both materially and spiritually, to end the fear and hatred,” Paulino said.