MIAMI — Time is running out for immigration reform this year, but some Florida Republicans still hold out hope.

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., is working on a measure that he hopes will make lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle happy.

“Every day, Mario Díaz Balart — our Republican leader — works in private and public with members from our caucus,” said U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R-Florida. “He’s got it almost ready. Any time soon it will spark a hot debate in the House floor. I think there are hopes that we can pass the project.”