Group Visits City, Urges Immigration Reform

Fast For Families Asks Congress For Support

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Posted: April 8, 2014

The Rev. Noel Anderson passes out matzah to Lisa Sharon Harper, senior director of mobilizing for Sojourners, a Christian social justice group, as she end their fast for immigration reform Monday at EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
LEFT TO RIGHT: Rocio Saenz, former vice president of Service Employees International Union, Eliseo Medina, former SEIU secretary treasurer, and Lisa Sharon Harper, senior director of Sojourners, break their fast on Monday at EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. Fast for Families brought people to Harrisonburg who had been fasting for four days in support of immigration reform.
A memorial altar with a rosary and a cross with the word “desconocido” — Spanish for “unknown” — lies in memory of the lives lost trying to cross remote regions of Mexico into the United States.

HARRISONBURG — Comprehensive immigration reform isn’t just a matter of public policy to Fernando Gamboa.

The only person in the 18-year-old Harrisonburg resident’s immediate family who is a U.S.…

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