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Trump says wait on immigration, but Curbelo and Diaz-Balart have no time to waste

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One day after their Republican colleagues delayed a vote on an immigration compromise bill that they helped draft, Miami Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Carlos Curbelo watched Donald Trump undermine their efforts to create a path to citizenship for 1.8 million young immigrants known as Dreamers with a single tweet.

"Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November," the president tweeted Friday morning.

By then, Curbelo and Diaz-Balart could be out of the picture.

Both Republicans have been key figures in the push for a new U.S. immigration policy, but both face tough reelection challenges in heavily Hispanic districts where immigration remains a top issue among their constituents.

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