Jul 14, 2014 11:20 PM by Stefanie Boe

Groups planning "welcoming" rally for migrant kids

ORACLE - Several local political groups are planning to wear white and line the road to the town of Oracle to welcome about 40 migrant children expected to arrive here Tuesday. The effort is in response to other groups planning to protest the arrival of the kids.

The children from Central America are in need of a place to stay while their families are contacted and their cases make their way through the Immigration Court system. The children walked across the border along with thousands of other kids in recent months.

The children will stay at Sycamore Canyon Academy, a boys ranch operated by Rite of Passage on Mount Lemmon Highway.

The groups planning to welcome the children are planning to meet at 6:30 a.m. at the Oracle Post Office.

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