Obamas visit fasting pro-illegal immigration protesters on National Mall: ‘We’re very proud of you’

The president and first lady “are very proud” of the group of: immigration reform: activists fasting in protest on the: National Mall.

obamas fast for families

On Friday,: Barack and Michelle Obama: visited the 10 individuals with “Fast for Families” who have only had water for the past 18 days as they “protest House inaction on immigration reform legislation,”: Fox News Latino reported.

“We are very proud of you,” Obama told the group that includes the secretary-treasurer of the: Service Employees International Union, Eliseo Medina, who reportedly lost 20 pounds during the fasting protest.

“I remain optimistic that we’re going to get this done,” Obama said. “It’s more of a question of when not if. But I’d rather get it done sooner rather than later because each day, obviously, it’s not done makes it more difficult because we still have a system that’s not working for too many people.”

“What moves us is the hunger for justice,” Medina said, according to the article. “Any sacrifice is small and is not comparable to that of the immigrants who lose their lives in the desert seeking a better future or whose families suffer deportation.”

According to a White House statement, Vice President: Joe Biden: visited and prayed with the activists last week.

Other Obama administration members who have visited Fast for Families members fasting for immigration reform have included, “Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Director of the Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz and Senior AdvisorValerie Jarrett.”

This post was used with the permission of BizPac Review.

Related Articles

21

What Would Really Happen If The Homeland Security Department Was Shut Down? It Turns Out Conservatives Are Right About It, Little Would Change

FacebookTwitterEmail It will fall on deaf ears, but I would remind the fascist Democrats (and some RINOs) that prior to

3

McCain Wants to Name Amnesty After Ted Kennedy

FacebookTwitterEmail Given that the backstabbing “maverick” John McCain has emerged as an important ally of Barack Obama, you may wonder

0

Deportations of Illegal Immigrants Craters Under Obama

FacebookTwitterEmail Even as illegals have been whining that Obama deports too many of them, the actual number of deportations under

Share This

Share this post with your friends!