NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker are planning a 24-hour fast in support of immigration reform.
New Jersey’s two U.S. senators visited the group Fast for Families in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
Fast for Families has been on a water-only diet in an attempt to persuade the House of Representatives to consider immigration reform legislation that has already passed the Senate.
A spokesman for Menendez, who is an architect of the bill, said he will renew his call for the House speaker to bring it to a vote.
Menendez and Booker were joined in D.C. by The Reformed Church of Highland Park’s Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale and several of the New Jersey church’s Indonesian congregants who have been fighting deportation.
The reverend said his congregants are also planning a modified fast in solidarity.
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