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For the second time in recent months, a group of immigration reform advocates confronted House Speaker John Boehner Thursday morning at a diner on Capitol Hill where he was having breakfast.
Activists used the same tactic for confronting the top Republican in November of last year.
In a video documenting the exchange, Veronica Zavaleta - an undocumented immigrant from Tennessee who has a son going to college in Kentucky – tells Boehner “I really want to know why you have broken the dream of the DREAMERS."
Boehner can also be heard saying “Whoa, whoa, whoa, that is not very nice,” although the speaker’s office says that comment was not addressed to Zavaleta or the other protestors.
The video was posted on YouTube by the Center for Community Change.
The three volunteers from Tennessee are part of the FIRM (Fair Immigration Reform Movement) coalition and are in Washington participating in a "Keep Families Together Summit," which includes rallies and events where they are confronting members of Congress asking them to pass comprehensive immigration reform.