Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Illegal Immigrants Make 1,500-Mile March to Washington

Florida college students are walking from Miami to D.C. to push immigration reform. Crowds of supporters are cheering them on and joining them on the trip. - - Donna Poisl

Seeking Pathway to Citizenship, Students Shrug Off Risk of Detention and Deportation

By DEVIN DWYER, WASHINGTON

South Florida college students Felipe Matos, 23, Carlos Roa, 22, and Gaby Pacheo, 25, say their lives as undocumented immigrants have become so "unbearable," they decided it was time to take their stories to the nation's capital...on foot.

The trio has embarked on a four-month, 1,500-mile campaign, walking from Miami to Washington, D.C., to advocate for immigration reform legislation that would give them a path to citizenship.
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2 comments:

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Victoria Luisa said...

This is a really interesting story. As an immigrant and a college student myself, I have been a supporter of an amnesty "pathway to citizenship." I would likely have participated in such a march myself. While I understand the negative connotations and stereotypes surrounding illegal immigration, I know that there are many decent people just seeking a chance at the American dream, all with a story of their own to tell.