Fast for Families tour attempts to bring Immigration reform

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The "Fast for Families Across America" tour arrived in Utica, Thursday afternoon.

The nationwide movement is intended to bring the need for immigration reform to Congress' attention.

The leader of the movement, Christian Avila, fasted for 22 days by only consuming water, at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

He lost 26 pounds during the fast, and was hospitalized after what he considered to be a small price to pay in the bigger picture.

"We want to see the 11 million people come out of the shadows and be integrated into society," Avila said. "We want those 11 million people to be living free of fear and just a way for them to earn an honest living."

Avila spoke to a group at the De Sales Center, just one stop out of the 100 Congressional districts he plans to visit across the country.

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