COOPERSTOWN -- Cooperstown residents came together Friday night to shed light on the controversial issue of family separation among immigrants.
Residents and church members voiced their concerns on the issue and shared advice on how they can help.
The service started with a prayer circle outside First Baptist Church. Church members then walked to First Presbyterian Church where the service was held.
Congregants prayed and sang hymns. Some church members shared personal stories of issues their family members faced as immigrants.
Church pastors say they oppose the practice of separating families, calling it cruel and inhumane. Some church members say although there is a new executive order in place, stopping family separation, it doesn't provide a solution for the thousands of children who are currently separated from their families, to reunite.
Church members say helping the families could be as easy as contacting local politicians and voicing your concerns, or even donating to food shelters.