MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Immigration reform activists will be gathering Friday night to take part in a fast at the Broward Transitional Center.

The goal is to keep the spotlight on reform.

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About half a dozen members of the grassroots group Students Working for Equal Rights will stay at the location overnight.

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They want to end the annual 400,000 annual deportations. They are also calling out Miami U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart to play a more visible role in the reform effort. Diaz-Balart was among the bi-partisan “Gang of Eight” working on an immigration reform bill. Three Republicans left that group, leaving Diaz-Balart as the sole GOP member.

Diaz-Balart chief of staff said the congressman hasn’t given up on a bill to provide the undocumented a way to earn the ability to get right with the law.

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