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Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart could be key in immigration reform



Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, has been quietly working with Democrats in his chamber on immigration reform. But he could be most valuable in easing concerns among fellow Republicans, some who have already dismissed a deal in the Senate as "amnesty."

"If this was an easy lift it would have been done a long time ago," Diaz-Balart said today on CNN. "We've been hammering out our differences, we've been hammering out what needs to be fixed."

[Last modified: Monday, January 28, 2013 12:18pm]


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