Menendez, Booker Plan to Fast for Immigration Reform
New Jersey’s two U.S. senators are planning a 24-hour fast in solidarity with protesters in Washington, D.C. pushing for immigration law changes.
The group has been on a water-only fast to urge the House of Representatives to consider an immigration reform bill that passed the Senate.
A spokesman for Menendez says he’ll renew his call for the House speaker to bring it to a vote. He is an architect of the bill.
The senators were joined in Washington by The Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale of The Reformed Church of Highland Park, N.J., and several of the church’s Indonesian congregants who have been fighting deportation.
Kaper-Dale says his congregants are planning a modified fast in solidarity.
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