MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — From South Florida to Washington D.C., a man hopes his bike ride will get a message to President Barack Obama to halt deportations.
Franciscio Diaz will kick off his 1,000-plus mile “Pedalling for 20 Million Dreams” trip in Homestead Sunday. U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia is among those attending the event. Diaz will also attend a 6 p.m. Mass at Ermita de la Caridad Catholic Church.READ MORE: Florida Senate Passes Scaled-Back Emergency Fund
The 41-year-old carpenter lives in the U.S. illegally. He arrived in 1998 and has been married to a U.S. citizen for 12 years but hasn’t been able to adjust his status.READ MORE: Florida Senate Poised To Pass Redistricting Plans
He is also urging Congress to enact immigration reform. In 2010, four Miami students walked to Washington to urge Obama to sign a similar order for millions of immigrant youth. His administration did two years later.MORE NEWS: Fired Former Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo Files Lawsuit Against City, Commissioners, City Manager
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