Students Begin Cross Country Walk for DREAM Act

Three young undocumented immigrants are walking all the way from San Francisco to Washington, DC - fighting for the DREAM Act.

Describing themselves as undocumented and unafraid, these Dreamers gathered on the North End of the Golden Gate Bridge to begin a 3,000-mile walk to the nation's capitol.

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One of the walkers, Lucas Da Silva, 23, was born in Brazil but brought to the United States by his parents at the age of one.

Congress failed to pass the bill two years ago.

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Now these marchers are committed to making the full trip and bringing awareness to the cause.

They expect to wind up in Washington, D.C. in late October.

"Brazil is completely foreign to me, I don't know the culture or customs. This is what I'm used to, this is my home and I just want an opportunity to be able to work here and to be able to contribute," Da Silva said.

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Marchers want a passage of the DREAM Act, legislation that would pave the way to legal status for young undocumented immigrants who go to college or join the military.

Da Silva and his supporters believe they are ready to hear from opponents who don't think Dreamers deserve legal status.

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