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Published: Dec 03, 2013 11:33 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) - Nearly a dozen Florida immigration advocates are fasting for the day in solidarity with activists on a hunger strike in Washington.
    
The Florida leaders join activists in cities around the country in support of Dae Joong Yoon, Cristian Avila and Eliseo Medina, who've been camped out in a tent on the National Mall, drinking only water since Nov. 12.
    
President Barack Obama visited the tent Friday, reiterating optimism that immigration reform will happen. But House Speaker John Boehner refuses to schedule a vote on a comprehensive bill the Senate passed in June. The House is backing piecemeal legislation. It's unclear when the House will take up the smaller bills
    
Besides Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Cabinet secretaries and top White House advisers have also visited the activists.

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