They fled terror, tyranny and persecution in search of a better life for themselves and their families. They believed that the United States would offer them that life -- that the country formed by immigrants would welcome them with open arms.
Lady Liberty is one of the United States' most famous symbols. But this female personification of freedom and hope stands virtually alone in a sea of male-centered monuments that dot the American landscape.
They cannot vote. They cannot give money. They cannot accept a paycheck or make decisions for the campaign. Yet they have traveled about 10,000 miles to arrive on American voters' doorsteps, and knock.