Vice president visits immigration activists on 11th day of hunger strike

The AP

Vice President Joe Biden has visited a tent on the National Mall to show his support for immigration activists on the 11th day of a hunger strike.

In video released by the Service Employees International Union, Biden tells activists, quote, “We are going to win this.”

White House spokesman Jay Carney says Biden’s visit reflects President Barack Obama’s views. The White House says Biden prayed with the activists for immigration legislation and listened to why they’re fasting.

The group organizing the fast, Fast for Families, wants the House to vote on an immigration overhaul that’s already passed the Senate.

Biden and President Barack Obama have sought to keep a spotlight on that bill and the need to fix immigration laws even though the bipartisan Senate deal stalled in the House.

Photo: Immigration Reform ACT FAST’s press conference on the National Mall. — Photo: David Sachs / SEIU