LYNWOOD, CA (FOX 11) - A group of nearly 20 people are walking from Los Angeles to the U.S.-Mexico border in solidarity with Central American immigrants seeking asylum.
This is part of a week long march that will conclude next Sunday according to immigration rights advocates, faith leaders and community members participating in the walk. The coalition will meet with a Central American refugee caravan to spotlight their plight.
The walk began Sunday morning near Los Angeles City Hall in Downtown LA.
The group said it is supporting the nearly 650 refugees with the Via Crucis Refugee Caravan who left their hostile situation in Honduras and were risking their lives to have a better shot at life.
The group here said when those refugees get to the border and are confronted by the National Guard -- they will be there to support them.
They scheduled a news conference in Los Alamitos on Monday morning at 10 a.m.