May 24, 2014 | By Laura Peralta-Schulte, NETWORK Lobbyist
Faith leaders met this week on Capitol Hill with Cesar Gonzalez, Chief of Staff for Representative Diaz-Balart, a Republican member from Florida who is a leading advocate for immigration reform. Immigration reform is the priority of the office, Cesar told us, and Rep. Diaz-Balart is meeting with ever member of the Republican House Caucus to try and build a consensus bill to reform our broken system.
Their office is also working with key Democratic members because they know that they need Democratic support to pass a bill. We told him how important his work is to end the deportation practices currently tearing families apart. We also stressed the need to provide a path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants living in America.
We sincerely thank Representative Diaz-Balart, Cesar and their whole office for the work they are doing and we pray for their success. Time is short; if a bill doesn’t move by the time Congress goes home for their August recess, it will not move this year. Please pray for immigration reform now.