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Dream walkers seek voice for immigrants

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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 the day 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 this morning.

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.

Felipe Matos said "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."

Juan Rodriguez 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."

The Dream Walkers spent the day studying the civil rights history in Albany.

They're scheduled to arrive in Washington May 1st.

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