Mothers March From Central California To US-Mexico Border

Mothers March From Central California To US-Mexico Border

As thousands of children continue their desperate trek into the United States, dozens of mothers and children are marching in the opposite direction... from the Central part of the state to the US-Mexico border.
Marching hundreds of miles for immigration reform.
Women and children have started their four hundred mile journey from the North Valley to the US-Mexico border.
CBS47's Lemor Abrams followed them on part of their route and is live in the studio with their story.
 
As thousands of children continue their desperate trek into the United States and into detention centers along the Mexican border, dozens of mothers and children are marching in the opposite direction, from the Central part of the state to the US-Mexico border.
 
But in similar conditions, scorching heat and deserted paths.
"I see those faces and I see my daughter's face...and I see my son's face...and I can't fathom ...I've had enough," said Cindy Gonzalez.
 
This 400-Mile march is more of a personal journey for Cindy Gonzalez.
"My mom...she was fleeing Mexico because of rape...which is part of my conception," said Cindy Gonzalez.
 
All four of Cindy's children are walking with her, and even they have an opinion about the impasse in Congress on how to deal with the crisis.
 
"I think the government shouldn't be deporting them back or putting them in detention centers," said her daughter, Isabel Gonzalez.
 
Some of these mothers are also full time students in Berkley.
They say the were inspired after seeing angry protesters in Murrietta blocking busloads of undocumented immigrants, as border patrol tried transporting them to a processing facility.
 
The elderly gentleman resting in the car has a pacemaker and suffers from diabetes, but he says he won't let that stop him from taking part in this demonstration because he once was one of those children.
 
Cindy Gonzalez translated his response from Spanish, "he's walking for his brothers crossing the border," she said.
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