KGUN 9 On Your SideNewsLocal News

Actions

Community members gather for the annual migrant trail walk

migrant trail walk.jpg
Posted at 3:14 PM, Jun 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 13:14:43-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - A week-long journey across the International Border for a group remembering the people who died trying to cross has come to an end.

Dozens of people with an organization called Arizona Migrant Trail started walking in Sasabe, Sonora and ended their 75-mile trek Sunday morning.

One woman says the goal of the walk is bringing border issues to light.

Samantha Simpson Media Rep for Migrant Walk says "I hope that they're at least curious to learn more about why we're here, and to do more research into these issues, and see that we are very committed to making sure that we humanize all the people who've lost their lives in the desert."

RELATED: Dozens of people gather to walk 75 miles and across the border to remember border deaths

More than 500,000 people have been apprehended at the southwest border this year, according to Customs and Border Protection.

Last year more than 200 migrants reportedly died while trying to cross.

For more information about the migrant trail walk, visit here.