Lutheran Family Services holds vigil for refugees

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On Jan. 31, Omaha’s Lutheran Family Services (LFS) put on a candle vigil for refugees at Turner Park, approximately 33rd and Dodge. Hundreds gathered in protest to President Trump’s ban on refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries: Syria, Iran, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya. Trump administered an executive order to suspend all refugees for 120 days, and prohibit travelers from these countries for 90 days, according to CNN. The event was peaceful, and LFS had multiple refugees speak, as well as people who have worked with refugees over the years. It concluded with a prayer for refugees and the crowd sang “This Land is Your Land,” together before departing.

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