Thursday, January 9, 2014
Fox News reports that Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Florida) appealed to his colleagues to press forward on immigration reform, saying that "doing nothing is not an alternative" -- and tantamount to "amnesty." Diaz-Balart has been an advocate for immigration reform. If Congress does not act, the GOP takes the risk of being blamed for not trying to fix immigration, he said. Diaz-Balart said the Hispanic community can relate to GOP’s ideals but said their lack of support to date for immigration legislation has kept potential supporters away.