Felipe Matos, 24, was sent to the United States from the slums of Brazil by his mother who longed for him to find a better life and achieve his dreams. He is a top community college student in the United States and hopes to become a teacher. Due to his immigration status, however, Felipe Matos is prevented from achieving his dream because he is barred from receiving financial aid.
On January 1, 2010, Felipe and three other undocumented youth embarked on the Trail of Dreams -- a 1500-mile journey to Washington, D.C. to call for the passage of the DREAM Act. In this audio interview, Felipe shares about the inspiration for the Trail of Dreams and how some words from his mother help him continue his journey. Listen below:
Jeannie Choi is web editor at Sojourners.