Immigration reform advocates have long been targeting Sen. George LeMieux in efforts to persuade him to support the DREAM Act, which would allow children of illegal immigrants to obtain legal status if they attend college or serve in the military.

LeMieux joined a Republican filibuster of a defense authorization bill that included the measure earlier this week, drawing criticism from advocates of immigration reform.

Now, a group of Latino students and their allies, including the Haitian American Youth of Tomorrow, the Organización Hondureña Francisco Morazán, Coalición de Líderes por la Reforma Migratoria, the Florida Immigrant Coalition, and the Miami Workers Center, plans to protest outside LeMieux’s Miami office later this afternoon, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

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