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Topic - Eliseo Medina
Immigration reform activists who are engaging in a much-publicized food fast to bring attention to their relaxed border and amnesty wishes got some love from the first lady late Tuesday, via a tweet of solidarity she sent that told of White House support.
The changing face of Congress can be seen in the changing faces of Congress.
Foes of Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce declared a new day in Arizona on Wednesday as they celebrated the recall defeat of the nationally known immigration hawk who was the primary architect of the state's tough anti-illegal-immigrants law.
Pro-immigration groups are more united, better-funded and, unlike the last battle in 2007, are ready to fight back against what they say is a wave of hatred from opponents as they gear up for another bruising immigration fight in Congress.
Democrats on Tuesday begin their new push for an immigration bill, hamstrung by the image of legalizing millions of illegal immigrant workers at a time when the unemployment rate stands at 10 percent -- more than twice what it was the last time Congress tried to act.
"I want to say to Eliseo Medina, my friend from SEIU, and the other fasters who are there as we speak, I want them to know we hear you. We're with you. The whole country hears you," he said on Monday, The Hill reported.
"For them, this can be a life-changer," he said.