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Dream Walkers: Students head to D.C. to bring attention to undocumented youth

Jaisal Noor Apr 1, 2010

Photo by Jaisal NoorDaniella Hidalgo, left, will begin a walk from New York City to Washington, D.C., starting April 10 to bring attention to the challenges facing undocumented youth and their families.

Hidalgo, 23, will be joined by three other members of the New York State Youth Leadership Council: Jose Luis Zacatelco, 29, and Gabriel Martinez, 27, who are both undocumented; and Martin Lopez, 22. They plan to arrive in D.C. on May 1 for the large immigrants rights rally..

They will advocate a moratorium on deportations of undocumented families as well as the passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would establish a path to citizenship for undocumented youth.

You can listen to Jaisal Noor’s interview with Daniella Hidalgo on the Community News Production Institute’s website.

For The Indypendent’s previous coverage of the Trail of Dreams,  Walking the Dream: Immigrant College Students Push for Reform by Karen Yi