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Dream Walkers call attention to Hispanic youth

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A group of Hispanic young people are walking from Miami to Washington D.C. to raise awareness of what they call racism and discrimination against undocumented immigrants in the United States.

The Dream Walkers are spending Monday in Albany on their five month journey.

Hispanic youngsters from South Georgia were moved to tears as they heard four Dream Walkers tell their stories. They say they've lived in the country illegally in their lives, and they say it's time for undocumented immigrants to come out into the light.

They left Miami January 1st. They're walking 18-miles a day, 6-days a week to shed light on their call for a path to citizenship. 

"We're asking for our work to be respected. We're asking for a pathway to citizenship, meaning we want to be full citizens of this country. And for access to education," Felipe Matos said.

"We're also carrying their dream. Their dream for us to all have a voice. For us all to not have to live in fear," said Juan Rodriguez.

The Dream Walkers spent the day studying the civil rights history in Albany. They're scheduled to arrive in Washington May 1st.

  •  Click HERE to ink to the Dream Walkers' website


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