United Families, a Miami immigration advocacy group, publicized an open letter Thursday evening urging Versailles Cuban restaurant to reconsider hosting Donald Trump's roundtable with Hispanic leaders Friday.
The same organization, whose members are immigrants in the country illegally, said it organized protesters at Trump's previous Miami event, a rally at Trump National Doral golf resort in October.
"Versailles restaurant has been for years a refuge where immigrants have come together to express our disagreement and opposition against events that have affected our community and your doors have always been open to immigrants who look for a place to share their experiences," the group wrote Versailles owner Felipe Valls. "It is for that reason that we are very disappointed that your restaurant is welcoming a person who does not sympathize with our community and effectively has used us as scapegoats in his path for power."
Trump's lunch is private, but political events at Versailles regularly draw curious onlookers, supporters and protesters. The restaurant has long opened its doors to both Republicans and Democrats, though Versailles is perhaps best known as a gathering place for hardline Cuban exiles.
Read the group's full letter below: