Tucson group travels to Mexico for Migrant Trail Walk

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- About 40 people gathered Monday morning to prepare for a 75 mile walk from Mexico to Tucson.

The group met at the Southside Presbyterian Church for a drive to Sasabe, Mexico where they'll begin the Migrant Trail Walk.

The purpose of the journey is to call attention to the human rights crisis on the border.

"So, we're really looking forward to the opportunity to be in the desert to remember people that have died and to be on a quest to change our policy as we remember as we think about people were also concerned about U.S. policy," said migrant trail walker Jodi Read.

The group is expected to be back in Tucson on June 5.