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"Giving the Republicans space takes away their final excuse," said Jim Wallis, president of Christian social justice group Sojourners. "It's all now focused on John Boehner."
Michel Zajur, CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Virginia, lauded the entrepreneurial spirit of immigrants and Jim Wallis of the Christian social justice organization Sojourners stressed the religious aspect of immigration reform.
Jim Wallis, president and founder of Sojourners, said the time for a vote is before Congress breaks in August. Anderson said a delay is a vote for the status quo of a dysfunctional immigration system.
The Rev. Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, says the campaign for immigration reform unites people of faith.
The Rev. Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, says the campaign for immigration reform unites people of faith.
Samuel Rodriguez, director of the National Council of Evangelical Latinos, and Lisa Sharon Harper, Christian social group Sojourners were also kept fasting during the same period but in different parts of the country, told AP spokesperson "Fast for Families" Casey Schoeneberger.
A day earlier, Biden and President Barack Obama plan to huddle with religious leaders to urge the House to act on immigration. Among the leaders that will meet with Obama, Biden and top aides at the White House Wednesday morning are megachurch pastor Joel Hunter, National Association of Evangelicals President Leith Anderson and Jim Wallis of the social justice group Sojourners.
The Rev. Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners Christian social group, presented during the press conference wooden crucifixes to the four who began fasting on Tuesday and five others planning to join in the coming days to protest called "Fast for Families ".
With time growing desperately short for Congress to prevent a threatened Treasury default and stop a partial government shutdown, a group of ministers, the Circle of Protection, pray at dawn at the Capitol to draw attention to lawmakers that political divisiveness hurts the most vulnerable Americans, in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. From right are Kathy Saile, Gary Cook, Rev. Jim Wallis, and Major Carole Busroe of the Salvation Army. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Rev. Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, said the rhetoric in Congress reminds him of the Tower of Babel, where no one can understand what the other is saying.