'Fast for Families': Immigration Activists' Hunger Strike Enters 22nd Day

Some activists departing after announcing they can go on no longer

'Fast For Families' Grows As Advocates Starve For Immigration Reform (Huffington Post)

WASHINGTON -- Four immigration activists who had gone without food for 22 days broke their fast on Tuesday, passing the effort onto others as they continue to seek a vote on immigration reform in the House.

Reverend Gabriel Salguero of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition is one of those now beginning the "Fast for Families."

"The reason we're here is because we believe we're going to win immigration reform," he said at a ceremony on the National Mall marking the handover. "How do I know we're going to win? Because there's a fierce urgency of now. We're turning over our plates in Advent because we're expecting a miracle. And people in faith, we believe in miracles."

The fast has gained high-profile support since it began on Nov. 12 with Eliseo Medina of the Service Employees International Union, Dae Joong Yoon of the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, Cristian Avila of Mi Familia Vota and Lisa Sharon Harper of the Christian social justice group Sojourners.

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