Children Carol at South Florida Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart's Home, Urge Immigration Reform

Monday, Dec 23, 2013  |  Updated 7:23 PM EDT
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Children Carol, Push Immigration Reform at Rep's Home

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South Florida Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart speaks during an immigration rally on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, calling on the House Republican leadership to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

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A dozen young children dressed in their holiday best and donning Santa hats made a surprise visit to South Florida U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart's home to serenade the Republican congressman and urge him to push for immigration reform.

The children waved signs reading "more action, less talk," as they sang Monday. They were accompanied by their parents and local immigrant advocates.

Diaz-Balart did not appear to be home. Police quickly arrived but asked the group merely to stay on the public sidewalk.

Immigrants are frustrated with the congressman who has long worked on immigration reform with little to show for it. Diaz-Balart has said he supports a process to legalize many of the 11 million people living in the country without documentation but faces staunch opposition from many in his own party.

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