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Gaby Pacheco, the only woman officially walking with the trail this year, is working on a degree in Florida and hopes to be a music therapist focusing on children with autism. She has been in the U.S. since she was 7 years old and neither chose to immigrate nor to remain undocumented. Like so many youth in this country born to undocumented immigrant parents, Pacheco represents the intergenerational struggle for legitimacy in a nation that criminalizes working people and students on the basis of their country of origin.
The walkers, left from Miami for DC on January 1, 2010 and walk 18 hours a day, 6 days a weeAs part of their journey, the also speak about their experiences as undocumented people and encourage others to become active in their communities, the nation, and for their rights.