Constantino Diaz-Duran decided that before he officially becomes a U.S. citizen, he wants to walk across the country and meet his soon-to-be-fellow Americans.
On the 4th of July, Diaz-Duran, 31, a Guatemalan immigrant, set off on foot from New York, NY and began his journey to Los Angeles, CA.
The writer and fellow at the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University is on a mission “to gain a better understanding of what it will mean to finally be an ‘American.’”
Along Diaz-Duran’s journey, he will be speaking with the people of the variying backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles to ask them what being an American means to them.
As of August 15th, the walker was in Virginia, where he met Ana, who introduced him to her friend Chuck and his partner, Jack. The couple, aside from having six children, have turned their three bedroom home into a 10 bedroom home, and have opened their doors to as many people as they find in need of a place to stay.