WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - Two weeks and 270 miles. That's how long it took 11 undocumented young adults and their supporters to walk to the nation's capital from New York City, and they're doing it all for a Clean Dream Act. They began walking Feb. 15 and were scheduled to hold a rally at the Washington Monument on March 1.
The group calls itself the Seed Project and was rallying in Washington Thursday in hopes of convincing Congress to pass a bill that does not separate families or target immigrant communities. The marchers range in age from 20 to 32.
Miriam Nunez came to the United States with her parents when she was 6 months old.
“I have thought about the impact the walk will have on those who love and cherish me most, because I know that this will be a collective walk, not only with my fellow walkers, but also with the families and friends we leave behind while we embark on this journey,” said Nunez.
The rally was expected to begin around noon.