Trail of Dreams
I have been walking from Miami towards Washington, D.C. for the past 98 days. Let me tell you why.
My parents brought me from Ecuador to the United States in 1993, when I was 7 years old. I am living in this country without the legal documents to be here, but this is the only country I have known as home.
I have the same hopes and dreams as other young people, and have worked hard to excel in school and contribute to my community. But because of my immigration status, I’ve spent my childhood in fear and hiding, unable to achieve my full potential.
I am walking with three friends in similar situations. We are sharing our stories and calling on our leaders to fix the system that forces people like us into the shadows, stripping us of the opportunity to participate fully in society.
Walker, Trail of Dreams