National Mall Immigration Fast Expected to End Thursday
The Fast for Families protest on the National Mall will wrap up this week, after a month of fasts lasting up to 22 days. The end of the physical campaign, designed to attract the attention of lawmakers, coincides with Congress’s Christmas recess. The three-tent demonstration, which involves faith, labor and immigrant groups, began on Nov. 12. Although Speaker John Boehner, the primary target of the campaign, did nothing to acknowledge the movement, the site has been visited by the Obamas, Joe Biden and about 50 other legislators. Nevertheless, the House is unlikely vote on comprehensive immigration reform this year.