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Video: Miami’s U.S. Rep. Diaz-Balart says Obama ‘not serious’ about immigration reform

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart speaking to the Miami Herald Editorial Board on Monday.
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart speaking to the Miami Herald Editorial Board on Monday. MIAMI HERALD

Two days before President Barack Obama visits Miami to speak about immigration reform at Florida International University, Republican U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart told the Miami Herald Editorial Board that he has little hope the president will support any serious policy change during his administration.

“President Obama has only cared about immigration reform when it’s election season,” Diaz-Balart told the board on Monday.

And as talks between Cuba and the United States resume in Washington, D.C., Diaz-Balart said the Castro regime has broken several promises made to the Obama administration since the thawing of relations was announced in December. Despite those offenses, he said, the administration’s message to Cuba has been: “No matter what you do, we’ll normalize relations.”

Watch the video of Diaz-Balart’s comments to the Editorial Board:

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