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Peekskill Councilman-elect Ramon Fernandez is encouraging the community to show solidarity with the Apri-Ordonez family of Peekskill, whose husband and father, Manuel Armando Arpi, is at risk for being deported by U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The Dec. 8 vigil—scheduled begin at 5:45 p.m. at Assumption Church in Peekskill—will include “prayer, reflection and support to prevent a family from being destroyed.”

“Together we can succeed in stopping deportation and telling ICE that it is not fair to continue arresting honest immigrant workers and that they do not represent a danger to our community,” reads a portion of the event’s flyer.

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For more information, call Dinora Pacheco at 914-582-3607, Ramon Fernandez at 914-960-6457 or Luis Yumbla at 203-667-3799. Assumption is located at 131 Union Ave. in Peekskill.

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