Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Fast for Immigration Reform on National Mall Ends


The New York Times reports that the fast for immigration reform on the National Mall has ended:

"A longtime labor leader and two other advocates of an immigration overhaul ended their water-only fasts on Tuesday in a tent on the National Mall, the 22nd day of an effort to press the House to take up legislation on the issue.

In a ceremony choreographed to evoke the civil rights and farmworker movements of the 1960s, the labor leader, Eliseo Medina, 67, took a bite of bread and a sip of apple juice. Looking tired, Mr. Medina did not speak during the event. Afterward, he rose and walked away, leaning on the arm of another advocate."

The activists had been visited during the fast by President Obama and the First Lady.


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