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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Since 1990 thousands of men, women and children have died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

On Monday, We Walk for Life will begin a walk to cross the border in honor of those who have died.  The 11th annual Migrant Trail walk will begin at Southside Presbyterian. Walk participants will leave in a carpool at 10:45 a.m. and head to Sasabe, Sonora.  They are expecting over 50 participants from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America. They will walk over 75 miles during the course of the week. 

Their goal is to call attention to the human rights crisis occurring on the southern border.  The group says they will walk together to demand an end to the migrant deaths on the border.  Since 1990 more than 6,000 men, women and children have died trying to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S. 

We Walk for Life is expected to arrive back in Tucson on Sunday, June 1, at Kennedy Park for a closing ceremony. 

As part of today's start to the 11th annual Migrant Trail Walk, a press conference will be held to discuss the walk at 10 a.m. this morning, at 317 W. 23rd St. in Tucson.

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