San Diegans fast for immigration reform

San Diegans fast for immigration reform

SAN DIEGO — San Diegans are joining a national hunger strike to call attention to Congress’s inability to pass immigration reform.

“In my little part of the world, the one thing I could do is fast myself,” said Angel Godinez.

The Fast for Families campaign started with a small group in front of the White House. They have been fasting for more than 22 days. The protest is now spreading across the country, with families and church congregations joining the fast.

Godinez says it’s also about keeping the momentum in the fight for families torn apart by the nation’s immigration laws.

It’s an issue President Barack Obama has been urging Congress to take up, but House Speaker John Boehner (R) has said he will not support the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill, so there seems little chance of government action anytime soon.

“Its very frustrating,” said Godinez, who is joined…

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