Immigrants Carol At Florida Rep. Diaz-Balart's Home

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

News Release: Associated Press News

MIAMI (AP) -- A dozen young children dressed in their holiday best and donning Santa hats made a surprise visit to South Florida U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart's home to serenade the Republican congressman and urge him to push for immigration reform.

The children waved signs reading "more action, less talk," as they sang Monday. They were accompanied by their parents and local immigrant advocates. Diaz-Balart did not appear to be home. Police quickly arrived but asked the group merely to stay on the public sidewalk.

Immigrants are frustrated with the congressman who has long worked on immigration reform with little to show for it. Diaz-Balart has said he supports a process to legalize many of the 11 million people living in the country illegally but faces staunch opposition from many in his own party.

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