Local group fasting to show support for immigration reform - Tucson News Now

Local group fasting to show support for immigration reform

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Happening today, a campaign to call attention to the immigration debate begins in Tucson.

Supporters of immigration reform will start a spiritual fast, no food for five days.

The Protection Network Coalition, a local group is joining a nationwide movement today. 

Organizers say they want to bring attention to how immigration raids and deportations separate families across the country.

The ‘Not One More Fast' is a spiritual fast starting today and ending on Saturday. Those joining in on the fast are calling on President Obama to suspend deportations while Congress debates immigration reform.

Locally the group is calling on law enforcement in Tucson to stop collaborating with Border Patrol.

There will be a press conference to mark the beginning of the fast.  It is happening here at the Southside Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m.

Stay with Tucson News Now both on air and online for the latest on this situation.

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