When does a bike ride become a plea for justice and change?
In September 2017, the Trump administration announced its intention to end new applications for the DACA program, which provides work permits and temporary relief from deportation for undocumented young people. It was a grim moment for young organizers working with the North Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC) and its partners to help advance pro-immigrant policies. But at the same time, these young leaders were determined to turn this challenge into an opportunity for action.
With their “Journey for Justice,” the young immigrants embarked on a 1,784-mile ride from Seattle to San Diego to advocate for a pathway to citizenship for all non-citizens in the United States. During the tour, the Dream Riders met with hundreds of people to explain their cause and make a direct plea for action. They also were joined by other riders along the way who wanted to show their support for the cause of #citizenship4all.
This video shares their stories and reflect on the need for pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.