Group in West Palm Beach protesting wave of illegal immigration from Central America

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Protesters gathered Friday morning in West Palm Beach to take a stance on illegal immigration.

It is one of hundreds happening across the United States this weekend against what protestors are calling a surge of thousands of unaccompanied children entering the country illegally.

The group Americans Against Illegal Immigration is organizing the protests and say 23 are scheduled across Florida.

It's believed that many of the children are coming from Central America trying to escape gang violence and poverty in their home countries.

The protests in West Palm Beach are scheduled to take place on the Okeechobee Boulevard overpass over Interstate 95.

Friday's protest began at 7 a.m.   Saturday's is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

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