Community members have organized a candlelight vigil for Bayfield resident Edin Ramos, a native of Honduras, who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in early February.
The silent vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave.
Ramos, a husband and father of three, has been living undocumented in Bayfield since 2003 when he fled Honduras to escape widespread crime and corruption.
ICE denied Ramos’ fifth request for a stay of removal, or a temporary postponement, in November, and granted him a grace period of an undetermined amount of time to get his affairs in order before being deported.
Ramos was detained during a scheduled appointment with ICE and has since been in an immigration detention cell in Aurora since Feb. 5.
“This is a good way people can show support for him (Edin) physically,” his wife, Thalia, said.
Thalia said she is overwhelmed by community support.
“Initially, I was hesitant to come out and share our story because I wasn’t sure how people would react, but the number of people who have contacted me asking how they can help is incredible,” she said. “This community really feels like a second family.”