President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met Friday with activists fasting for immigration reform on the National Mall.
The Obamas thanked the activists for their "sacrifice and dedication" during their visit with Fast For Families, according to a readout from a White House official. They spoke for about a half-hour to the group of protesters calling for Congress to pass legislation that would overhaul the immigration system. Since Nov. 12, the activists have abstained from all food except water.
President Obama wanted Congress to pass a reform bill by the end of this year, and has said the issue now lies in House Republicans’ hands.
Vice President Biden met with the activists last week as well as other top administration officials.