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GOP Puts Final Nail in Coffin of Immigration Reform and Party’s Political Future

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) was told today by House GOP leaders that there will be no vote on immigration this year.   In an interview with Greg Sargent of the Washington Post, Diaz-Balart expressed dismay at the GOP leadership’s decision: “We have a historic opportunity to fix a system everyone knows is broken. We’re squandering that … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Mario-Diaz Balart: President Obama to “Go it Alone” if House GOP Continues to Block Immigration Reform

In Conversation with Washington Post’s Greg Sargent, Rep. Diaz-Balart Lays Out Likely Chain of Scenarios on Immigration In an interview with the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) predicts that President Obama will take executive action on deportations this summer if House Republicans continue to block immigration reform. Rep. Diaz-Balart also dismissed the … Continue reading »

House Republican Mario Diaz-Balart: Bipartisan Immigration Reform Breakthrough Ready

In an interview with the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent, Florida Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) states that immigration reform legislation that can attract bipartisan support and pass the House is nearly completed – calling into question whether and when House Republican leaders will schedule a vote.  As Sargent characterizes in his new post: GOP Rep. … Continue reading »

Mario Diaz-Balart: Immigration Reform Probably Dead for Year / America’s Voice: Not if You and the House GOP Show Some Leadership

Frank Sharry: “It’s Not Immigration Reform that’s Facing Death, It’s the GOP” Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), speaking to Greg Sargent of the Washington Post today, said, “We have very few days available on the floor in the House, so I don’t think we’re going to be able to do it this year… I’m hopeful that … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Reacts to News that House GOP Members Are Working on Measures to Legalize the 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants in America

According to the Wall Street Journal today, House Republicans are drafting at “least two measures…to address the thorniest part of an immigration rewrite: how to handle the immigrants who either came to the U.S. illegally or overstayed their visas.” The Journal reports that Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) is drafting legislation that, “will offer illegal immigrants … Continue reading »

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) on Immigration Reform: "We Need to Fix Once and For All the Whole Thing"

Immigration reform is next on the national agenda in 2013. In the video below, Comcast NewsMakers with Robert Traynham speaks with Rep. Mario Diaz Balart (R-FL) about the prospects for real immigration reform in the 2013 Congress.  Watch: As Diaz-Balart says, there is both a “window of opportunity—in the first year of the next Congress” and “enough … Continue reading »