The Common Good

Biden Visit To Fast For Immigration Activists

Date: November 22, 2013

Originally in Spanish, translated with Google Translate:

WASHINGTON Vice President Joe Biden visited Friday to activists who observe fasting for 10 days in the National Mall to revive immigration reform in Congress.

"As my father used to say, hell or high water comes, we will win this," Biden said during his visit that was not announced, according to a press release issued by the group that organized the protest, "Fast for Families" (Fast for Families).

Biden's visit came a day after Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, Congressman from Ohio, discard that immigration reform is dead and noted that numerous confidential conversations occur to reach an agreement.

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.