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Poll shows immigration haunting Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart

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More than 6 in 10 voters in Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart’s district say he needs to be more aggressive pushing immigration reform this year, according to a new poll showing that a higher number of them favor a comprehensive bill that he hasn’t yet backed.
 
The 605-voter survey, conducted by Public Policy Polling for the liberal-leaning Florida New Majority, is a sign of the troubles Diaz-Balart has faced while trying to get a bipartisan bill passed in the U.S. House, where GOP leaders have kept the issue from a vote.
 
For months, the Miami representative and others have met in secret and tried to hammer out a bill that a majority of the Republican House caucus would back.
 
But with no bill yet as the year ends, the meetings have started to haunt Diaz-Balart because advocates and voters in District 25 want to see more results.
 
“This is what happens when you’re legislating and not grandstanding,” said Diaz-Balart, who represents a majority Hispanic House seat that runs from Miami-Dade through Broward, Collier and Hendry counties.
 

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Can't take anymore

Rep. Diaz-Blowhard has more important things to do than worry about the struggles of non-Cuban Hispanics in this country. He knows that somewhere a large corporation is in need of a generous government handout or a special favor.

Gustavo Cerda

I have a lot of Cuban friends and for respect to them, I feel the need to be honest Mr. Rep. Mario Diaz Balart there for I am going to ask you a Question. How many undocumented people from Cuba do you know?

Lu

MARIO DIAZ BALART just stop kicking the can down the road, and do your Job.

lalo

Diaz Balart stop playing around and protect the latin people. Amigo haga su trabajo por el que fue elegido y presente una ley de imigracion, sino dediquese a otra cosa.

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