Miami Republican Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Lincoln Diaz-Balart met with Felipe Matos, Gaby Pacheco, Carlos Roa and Juan Rodriguez, young activists who arrived in Washington this week after a 1,500-mile trek from Miami to ask President Obama and Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act.
"Gaby, Felipe, Carlos and Juan represent thousands of young adults who were raised in our communities and call America home," Mario Diaz-Balart said. "They simply wish to pursue the American dream and have
the opportunity to study, work hard and give back to this country."
"These young DREAMERS are helping to raise awareness on this critical legislative initiative so that innocent students aren’t subject to punishment for a decision that was not their own," said Lincoln Diaz-Balart, a co-author of the DREAM Act, which would allow undocumented students to stay in the U.S. and attend college or enroll in the military.