By Associated Press - Sunday, August 17, 2014

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) - Advocates are scheduled to hold a march and prayer rally in Artesia aimed at calling for the release of detained immigrant women and children.

The Santa-Fe based Somos Un Pueblo Unido and a coalition of Catholic churches are slated to hold the rally Sunday.

Organizers say the event will take place outside a temporary detention center where the immigrants are being held.

Currently, more than 600 women and children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are detained at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia while they await either deportation or asylum.

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