Prayer Vigil Held for Parents Being Deported to Mexico

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CAMDEN, N.J. -

A South Jersey community rallied together Wednesday morning to show their support to a mother and father who are set to be deported back to Mexico this Friday.

Community members and officials with the Parish of the Holy Cross in Bridgeton made their way to Camden to hold a prayer vigil in front of Senator Cory Booker's office in support of Oscar Campos and his wife, who will board their one-way plane to Mexico on Friday, December 8th.

The couple are the proud parents of three children, all American citizens, who they will be leaving behind.

Officials gathered in hopes of raising awareness about cases just like these in hopes of keeping families together.

"The system we have is broken, it's been broken for years and it needs to be healed and changed and corrected and because it's broken we have things like this," said Dennis Joseph Sullivan, bishop of the Diocese of Camden. "You have a man who's been a productive member of our community, our society and he's being sent out after 30 years in the country."

Campos immigrated to the United States in 1989 after leaving his hometown in Mexico which he says is extremely dangerous.

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