The “Undocubus” began its cross-country tour from Phoenix, Arizona to North Carolina last Sunday July 27th and it is scheduled to arrive to the Democratic National Convention on September 3, reports Politic365.
The bus is be filled with undocumented activists and travel through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia to “come out” as undocumented immigrants and discuss why there is no reason to fear their legal status any longer. The stated purpose of the campaign is immigration-related reforms though the final destination is a very political event.
Among the travelers, there are four undocumented immigrants arrested last week protesting against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration enforcement policies. Other 30 immigrants want to share their stories and renew support for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, according to VOXXI.
Many of the passengers are part of Puente Arizona, a Phoenix-based human rights organization dedicated to empowering migrant communities. Some traveled from other states to join them.
Their journey — modeled after the Freedom Riders who set out in a bus for the Deep South to challenge the Jim Crow laws and call for change in 1961 — will end Sept. 3 in Charlotte, N.C., just as the Democratic National Convention begins, reports VOXXI.