The Watsonville community said it's putting politics aside and coming to the aid of thousands of undocumented children crossing the border every day into the United States. A vigil was held Sunday in support of those children trying to supply them with the most basic needs.
Usually a hotly-contested political battle over immigration reform featured the softer side of Americans who just want to help.
"It's not about politics. It shouldn't be about politics when you're talking about children in need of help," said Watsonville Mayor Karina Cervantez.
Mayor Cervantez, the daughter of poverty-stricken immigrant parents, organized a charitable movement by combining the churches and the community in her city.
"I do think this is a humanitarian aide condition and I do think the United States has had a long history of reaching out and helping refugees and helping out those that are struggling and having to flee their country," Cervantez said.