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'Fast for Families' keeps focus on immigration debate

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"We're not asking for any type of relief, we're just asking for citizenship," said Paco Chairez of Mi Familia Vota. (Source: CBS 5 News) "We're not asking for any type of relief, we're just asking for citizenship," said Paco Chairez of Mi Familia Vota. (Source: CBS 5 News)
GLENDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

It's called the Fast for Families Across America. And its participants said they want to keep the immigration debate going.

They started in Los Angeles last week and made a stop in Mesa on Sunday before moving to Glendale on Monday morning.

Fast for Families reignited the immigration debate last November when a number of civil rights leaders fasted for 22 days on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

"We're not asking for any type of relief, we're just asking for citizenship," said Paco Chairez of Mi Familia Vota. "We do not want anything else but citizenship. It's time. The time is now to act on immigration reform."

The national bus tour will roll through 75 congressional districts across the United States.

Supporters planned to hold a protest in front of Republican U.S. Rep. Trent Franks' office in Glendale beginning at 11 a.m. Monday.

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