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The Rev. Shalom Agtarap (center), pastor of First United Methodist Church in Ellensburg, Washington, participates in an ecumenical vigil on January 23, 2011, in support of dozens of local residents arrested for immigration-related violations by federal agents and local law enforcement officials on January 20, 2011. Churches in Ellensburg, a university town east of the Cascade Mountains, formed the nucleus of a local group organized to support the affected families. On the right is Karena Villa-Tipton, a student at Central Washington University. The vigil took place at the post office, the only federal building in Ellensburg.