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Fast For Families for Immigration Reform (12/5/13)

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Scott Washburn of Fast for Families. Sen. Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, holds the shoe of an immigrant who perished in the desert trying to seek a better life, which the fasters hold in reverence as a symbol of why they are fasting to underscore the plight and suffering of immigrants. President Obama held the same shoe on his visit Nov. 29. Leahy looked at the shoe and commented that this was the same size shoe as his granddaughter. "This could have been my granddaughter."