Meet the Undocumented Youth and allies: 

11 undocumented immigrants will be traveling the long journey home. They will be walking over 250 miles: from New York City to Washington, DC to show the sacrifice that DACA-recipients and undocumented youth have taken to make their home in this country. Our demand is a clean DREAM Act. We are going to walk to the steps of Congress and confront the false promises and lies given to us by Democrats, the hateful rhetorics from Republicans, and the constant attacks from Trump.  

Learn about some of the youth and their stories here.   

  Haydi, 20, undocumented   I immigrated to the US fro La Ceiba, Honduras in 2012. I am undocumented, unafraid, and an unapologetic activist, student, and advocate. Currently an undergraduate student at the University of Rochester majoring in Political Science, I am  a POSSE Scholar and one of UR DREAMERs' core leader. I dreams of life where a 9-digit number won’t define whether you are worthy of the basic rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Haydi, 20, undocumented

I immigrated to the US fro La Ceiba, Honduras in 2012. I am undocumented, unafraid, and an unapologetic activist, student, and advocate. Currently an undergraduate student at the University of Rochester majoring in Political Science, I am  a POSSE Scholar and one of UR DREAMERs' core leader. I dreams of life where a 9-digit number won’t define whether you are worthy of the basic rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

  Hector, 27, DACA recipient   I was born in Colombia and raised in New Jersey. I call New York City home. I believe in the goodness and power of people, in democracy and it’s power to shape society. I was taught to work to create a world that I wanted to live in, for me that is a world where all are included. I am a student at City University of New York (CUNY) pursuing a degree in Political Philosophy and Psychology.

Hector, 27, DACA recipient

I was born in Colombia and raised in New Jersey. I call New York City home. I believe in the goodness and power of people, in democracy and it’s power to shape society. I was taught to work to create a world that I wanted to live in, for me that is a world where all are included. I am a student at City University of New York (CUNY) pursuing a degree in Political Philosophy and Psychology.

  Barbara, DACA recipient   I was a preschool teacher for five years but out of fear I quit my job and decided to fight for my right to stay in this country I call home.

Barbara, DACA recipient

I was a preschool teacher for five years but out of fear I quit my job and decided to fight for my right to stay in this country I call home.

  Cata, 20, DACA recipient   I am following the legacy of courageous undocumented youth who took action to win DACA, back in 2010. I am called to speak truth to power: Congress are not providing a “DACA fix”, I have to take matters into my own hands. I lost DACA, I lost a portion of my childhood with my parents, I lost the burial of numerous loved ones, I am not willing to lose the resiliency that runs through my veins. As a community, we cannot be spectators of the attacks against us. We must take bold action and show up for each other.

Cata, 20, DACA recipient

I am following the legacy of courageous undocumented youth who took action to win DACA, back in 2010. I am called to speak truth to power: Congress are not providing a “DACA fix”, I have to take matters into my own hands. I lost DACA, I lost a portion of my childhood with my parents, I lost the burial of numerous loved ones, I am not willing to lose the resiliency that runs through my veins. As a community, we cannot be spectators of the attacks against us. We must take bold action and show up for each other.

  Li, 24, DACA recipient   I was born in Mexico, but am constantly repping New Jersey. The reality is that this legislators don’t get our struggle. They don’t see it as a priority because they have the privilege to know that their families won’t be separated. They have ease of mind that if their family members get sick they have some type of insurance. They continue to promise stuff but never deliver. The immigration topic is never seen as priority unless it’s election years, we have to demand change.

Li, 24, DACA recipient

I was born in Mexico, but am constantly repping New Jersey. The reality is that this legislators don’t get our struggle. They don’t see it as a priority because they have the privilege to know that their families won’t be separated. They have ease of mind that if their family members get sick they have some type of insurance. They continue to promise stuff but never deliver. The immigration topic is never seen as priority unless it’s election years, we have to demand change.

  Aldo, 25, DACA recipient   Born in Colima, Mexico I currently live in Portland, Oregon working as the advocacy director for the Oregon Latino Health Coalition. I got involved with the movement because of my upbringing as a son of seasonal farm workers.

Aldo, 25, DACA recipient

Born in Colima, Mexico I currently live in Portland, Oregon working as the advocacy director for the Oregon Latino Health Coalition. I got involved with the movement because of my upbringing as a son of seasonal farm workers.

  Maria, 23, DACA recipient   I immigrated to the US at age 5, and grew up in Georgia until I ventured to the Northeast where a college education was more accessible. As a college graduate, having permanent protection is imperative to the expansion of my studies and career. I am in the fight for permanent protection due to the hardships, fear, and anxiety that presented me, my family, and community on a daily basis in rural Georgia.  We are worthy because we are human and we are worth far more than our productivity.

Maria, 23, DACA recipient

I immigrated to the US at age 5, and grew up in Georgia until I ventured to the Northeast where a college education was more accessible. As a college graduate, having permanent protection is imperative to the expansion of my studies and career. I am in the fight for permanent protection due to the hardships, fear, and anxiety that presented me, my family, and community on a daily basis in rural Georgia.  We are worthy because we are human and we are worth far more than our productivity.

  Ricardo, 32, ally   Living in Homestead, FL I devote myself to the movement to protect my family, community, and those who I love. 

Ricardo, 32, ally

Living in Homestead, FL I devote myself to the movement to protect my family, community, and those who I love. 

  Miriam, 29, DACA recipient   I was born in Zamora, Michocán, but I was raised in California since I was six months old. I have formed part of the immigrants rights movement as a result of my personal story of migration and my passion to aid others in our mutual process.

Miriam, 29, DACA recipient

I was born in Zamora, Michocán, but I was raised in California since I was six months old. I have formed part of the immigrants rights movement as a result of my personal story of migration and my passion to aid others in our mutual process.

  Fernanda, 29, DACA recipient   I was born in San Jose, Costa Rica coming to the US at 11 years old. I am getting involved so that I and other parents can stay home with their families and they don't have to fear separation

Fernanda, 29, DACA recipient

I was born in San Jose, Costa Rica coming to the US at 11 years old. I am getting involved so that I and other parents can stay home with their families and they don't have to fear separation

  Eduardo, 25, undocumented   I am a son, a grandson, a student and an immigrant rights advocate. I am originally from Mexico and have lived in the State of Georgia for the latest half of my life. I became involved in the immigrant rights movement as result of my own struggle for access to education, after realizing that I could not attend college if I didn’t have a SSN.

Eduardo, 25, undocumented

I am a son, a grandson, a student and an immigrant rights advocate. I am originally from Mexico and have lived in the State of Georgia for the latest half of my life. I became involved in the immigrant rights movement as result of my own struggle for access to education, after realizing that I could not attend college if I didn’t have a SSN.